I've been watching the weather forecast for a week trying to find a day with clear skies to visit Hagerman again. I was 0-for-3 in my lifetime attempts to get decent snow geese pictures, with somewhat disappointing results in Colorado, New Mexico, and even at Hagerman last year. Reports were that there were still several thousand geese still on the refuge, but their numbers were dwindling as their wheat was running out.
All signs seemed to indicate that today was a good bet. Cooler temperatures than what we'd recently been enjoying, but the least cloud cover expected. And as is my custom, if I'm going out to shoot anyway and there's a chance for a sunrise, I might as well be there for it.
Days like today, I'm glad for that custom.
chemtrail cutting across the sky.
Already a great start to the trip, and not a single snow goose yet!