Spring trips to the Montana prairie
A few spring trips to the Montana prairie to photograph geese and swan migration and sharp tailed grouse on a lek. There is often still (new) snow, with night time temperatures well below freezing. Many roads are not paved, and many roads are not improved with gravel either... when it defrosts these simple roads turn into a terrible clay... gumbo. This can get you stuck badly, sometimes only solved by waiting till the road dries out. So, be careful which roads you pick and what the moisture levels and temperatures are doing to the road conditions. Birds in the images: snow geese, tundra swans, sharp-tailed grouse.