October in the Bosque del Apache bird refuge. There are thousands of Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese, with other birds scattered throughout.

The refuge raises corn for the birds, then floods the fields when grain has ripened and birds return for the season. At sunset and dawn the water reflects the sky with all its colors. This moment is early evening, when the sun is low but just before sunset lights the sky with blazing color.


12.5”x 18”