As photographers do we just go out and photograph what's there or do we expect to see certain birds in certain locations? The habitat was right, the birds that I had photographed five times before in the same location were not there. Why? What changes, recent storms, climate change, who knows? In the past two days, I have expected to see Lesser Scaup in one spot and Wood Ducks in another, and they just weren't there. There were consolation prizes, though, Redhead ducks and Surf Scoters in Glorietta Bay and Phainopepla, Red-tailed Hawk, and Northern Harrier at Santee Lakes. Today I think I'll just go out and see what I find!
Here are a couple of my favorite images from yesterday at Santee Lakes.
Enjoy Thanks Tim