The New Mexico state bird is pretty scarce in and around Taos but on one of our drives down to Albuquerque we saw quite a few at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. This day, I had the park ranger standing next to me when this little guy came strolling into view and hopped up on the rail fence near us. The ranger commented after I had snapped off a half dozen images...."He is posing for you", and I kind of thought the same thing. This is one of the ones that really shows off the beautiful feathers and body of this bird.
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