It was cloudy, rainy, and windy when we first arrived at Bosque del Apache last week. The inclement weather kept the birds in place and when they did attempt flight, it was erratic. There was a ray of hope for better weather when the sun emerged during a rain shower on our second morning and lit up the mountains in the distance. The rainbow was a glorious addition to the morning. The Snow Geese and Sandhill Cranes, seen in the distance, seemed content to stay where they were.