**Weekly Wildlife Thread February 3rd, 2013**

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fredlord Senior Member • Posts: 2,630
Bosqué del Apache last week
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It was 12°f this last Friday morning in Bosque. You may note that some of the birds in these images have ice rings clinging to their lower legs. They sleep standing on one leg in shallow water with their heads tucked under a wing. In the night, the water freezes to a depth of 1/2-3/4". We were shaking our heads at the sight but the birds seem to take little notice other than to shake some of the ice off before flying out to feed in the surrounding farm fields.

Adult Sandhill Crane. Canon 1D MK IV, Canon 500+Canon 2X TC III

Adult Sandhill Crane. Canon 1D MK IV, Canon 500+Canon 2X TC III.

Young Cooper's Hawk stalking Gambrel's Quail in San Antonio, NM. This particular bird would jump down and chase prey on the ground.

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