It’s All Happening at the Zoo

I buy a membership to the New Mexico Biopark every year. The Rio Grande Zoo, the Aquarium, the Botanic Garden and Tingley Beach are four facilities located next to the Rio Grande and connected by a train. In the past couple of weeks I have birded at the zoo.

There are fun sculptures at the zoo entrance.

Sign at the zoo entrance.

Just so we'll know where we are.

Greater Roadrunner with lizard.

Greater Roadrunner with lizard.

Javelina eating a cactus pad

Javelina eating a cactus pad.

There are exotic birds, ones not native to New Mexico.

Blue (Stanley's) Crane

Blue (Stanley's) Crane.

Scarlet Ibis

Scarlet Ibis

Caribbean Flamingo

Caribbean Flamingo

Peafowl wander freely throughout the zoo.

Indian Blue Peacock

Indian Blue Peacock

Because the zoo is right next to the Rio Grande, there are native resident and migrating birds there as well.

Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret

Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron

Male Ring-necked Duck

Male Ring-necked Duck

Male Wood Duck

Male Wood Duck

Female Wood Duck

Female Wood Duck, showing beautiful iridescence.

Male American Wigeon

Male American Wigeon

Female American Wigeon

Female American Wigeon

Handsome male Mallard

Handsome male Mallard

Female Mallard on her nest.

Female Mallard on her nest.

Albuquerque Biopark

I do believe it, I do believe it’s true. . .

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7 responses to “It’s All Happening at the Zoo

  1. Hi Linda, an impressive collection you have here. I especially love your male Wood Duck. That’s one that I have been missing from my photo collection. They’re around here occasionally, but I have missed getting the shots. Great shots!!

    Bob

  2. Kerry

    Nice series of shots Linda. Impressive

  3. Beautiful zoo photo series Linda!

  4. Wonderful Zoo you have to visit there.

  5. Thanks Bob, Kerry, John and Debbie. The Rio Grande Zoo’s a lovely place! I’ve always loved it there. Nice that it’s next to the Rio so we get a fair number of migrating waterfowl. :)

  6. Wow!!! Great series of wonderful photos!

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