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9820 - Geese in Flight

9820 - Geese in Flight

Bosque, NM - 2011; Local farmers work together with wildlife managers at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge to grow alfalfa and corn to maintain the food supply for migrating geese. At harvest, the alfalfa is gathered but the corn left behind. This, in addition to the corn, winter wheat, clover, and native plants grown by the staff, provides a plentiful supply of food for the staggering number of migratory birds that rest here in the winter. This shows the frenzy of an early morning departure.