This year was no different. The weather has been unseasonably warm, dry and windy, so I didn't have to worry about rain or fog ruining the shoot.
On the first day, winds were calm and wildlife was abundant. Geese, ducks, hawks - all were easily seen and photographed. Missing on this day were the pheasants, herons, and egrets that usually lurk around the edges of the wetlands.
|Redtail hawk on the hunt.|
|A Ross's goose comes in for a landing.|
|Two snow geese prepare to land.|
|Late afternoon at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge|