Drama on the Guadalupe River

Drama on the Guadalupe River

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Approaching Front - Seek Shelter

Clear to the South and absolutely nasty to the North......time to GO!

Wintertime Flock

Well I found the local fellas along their favorite stream. Today's weather was snow and cold blustery winds. Here they are, gathered together contemplating their next move....crossing the stream.

Gobbler Candid

Finally on the other side of the stream. This wild turkey pair are slowly working over to their favorite nightly roost, high up in the upper branches of an old oak tree. It snowed today, much of it melted but the temps are still chillingly cold and damp.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Feeling Good!

A cool winter evening stroll...these wild Rio Grande Gobblers are slowly working toward their nightly roost. They roost near a spring fed stream, high in several old oak trees. These turkeys are now getting vocal, mating season is right around the corner, they feel spring's calling.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

In Roughly One Month

These wild Rio Grande gobblers will kick-off their yearly spring mating rituals. They will become vocal, dramatic, visible and extremely CRAZY in pursuit of their female hens. I will cover this year's wild turkey scene as well as I can.....it's always a joy to watch them!

I caught this group edging along a fenceline enroute to a spring fed stream. Once they realized I had them covered with my lens, they simply held here never attempting to fly across the stream. Darn the luck.....I had hoped to catch a few in-flight as they winged over. Tough shots to pull off...these old boys are cautious and have excellent hearing and vision. Maybe next time.

High Plains

The high plains of New Mexico....miles and miles of prime grazing country!