Rio Grande running high this afternoon, May 10, 2017.
There has been a lot of thunderstorm activity over the past few days. Heavy rain north of Corrales raised the level of the Rio Grande about three feet (one meter) by 19:30 yesterday, May 9th. The water was very muddy and moving very fast, making it look like boiling chocolate. I walked about 2 miles north in the bosque this afternoon and heard owls hooting back and forth to each other. Following the hoots of the closest owl, I finally spotted the owl a few minutes before 8:00 PM perched high in a cottonwood tree.
Rio Grande running very high on May 9, 2017 after a day of thunderstorms. I usually stand out where the trees are when I photograph the mountains.
Rio Grande on May 8, 2017 running about 3 feet lower than May 9th and May 10th.
Rio Grande, bosque and dramatic Sandias this afternoon.
A Great Horned Owl in a cottonwood in the bosque, well after sunset.
Wide angle shot of the bosque where I found the owl. Can you find the owl in this photo?