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Bitter Lake NWR ~ Lesser Sandhill Cranes

Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Southeastern New Mexico ~ Outside of Roswell

Wintering Grounds and/or Stopover For Lesser Sandhill Cranes

Raptor Flyover ~ Morning

Not to be Overlooked ~ Snow Geese

Lesser Sandhill Cranes Returning to Roost

These guys (compared to the Great Sandhill Cranes) breed at more northern latitudes such as the arctic, are smaller and the smallest, weighing on average about 6-7 pounds and standing 3-3.5 feet tall.

The Bitter Lake Lesser Sandhills migrate as far as Western Alaska & Siberia.

Kudos to Steve Alvarez and Staff, Jim Montgomery and the Friends of Bitter Lake NWR for a well done educational and experiential outreach ~ Cranes & Cocoa 2017

Nice Community

Expanded Image Gallery ~ Bitter Lake NWR

 December 2011 ~ Bitter Lake NWR Blog Post Link

 

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Posted by bigdawg on November 26, 2017

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