A bosque, from the Spanish word for woodlands, is the green forest and wetlands alongside a river in the southwest. The Bosque del Apache NWR has over 57000 acres with floodplains, wetlands, farms, grasslands, and desert terrain and is a stop-over spot for many varieties of migrating birds. We are total amateurs on identifying birds, but were still able to recognize over 20 different species while we were there (granted, one category was "duck, not mallard").
The sighting I got the biggest kick out of was spotting a roadrunner that ran down the road towards our parked car, and then passed us, a lizard dangling from its mouth. Then there were egrets, herons, and stilts, pheasants and wild turkeys, ducks, coots, and grebes. At the visitors' center, there were Bullock's orioles, black-chinned hummingbirds, and quail -- and numerous lizards. I find their methods of camouflage intriguing
My approach to contemplative photography --
Tell about it."
Mary Oliver in "Sometimes"