My final days are Bosque del Apache were pretty easy going. The numbers of Snow Geese seemed to be slightly increasing but not the Sandhill Cranes. I stopped getting up early for the sunrise and concentrated on trying to capture the near-full and full moon in the evenings with the cranes flying in.
This was such a great trip! I stayed at the Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park, about 5 miles from the Bosque del Apache Visitors center and 1 mile from the crane ponds (great for the sunrise fly-outs). It isn’t fancy but most sites have full hookups and the owner is a really nice guy. The saying in real estate is “location, location, location” and this RV park has it in spades. Most folks there were up and out for sunrise so there wasn’t much worry about disturbing your neighbor if you were at all considerate. Temps at sunrise were often in the mid 20s, at times with a strong wind. Being prepared for the cold weather is a must but the experience is well worth the slight discomfort. Getting up at 0500 for sunrise images then returning to the trailer by 8 am to warm up and have breakfast was a great way to start the days.
While at the rv park I met a nice guy with a Casita and we did some photography together. Met a couple with strong ties to near me in FL and we discussed cameras, gear and places to go in FL.