I have been in court quite a lot lately, and I have not had the opportunity to get out with my camera as much I would have liked. However, I am fortunate that my morning and evening commute takes me through a semi-rural area where I occasionally have the opportunity to photograph birds. Earlier this week I stopped by a field that was being irrigated and enjoyed watching the birds bathing and foraging in the flooded field. The Great-tailed Grackles were especially fun to watch.
Ring-billed Gulls were enjoying the irrigated field too, along with an unusual visitor for New Mexico.
I have never seen a Franklin’s Gull along Rio Grande Boulevard, and I was excited to see one.