Spring Migration

I love watching waterfowl make their way across the prairies of South Dakota each spring and fall.

Photographing it in the spring is a bit easier than fall; the ducks and geese aren’t quite as skittish from hunting pressure and they seem to be in larger groups in the spring too. Plus, it’s just nice to be out photographing again as the warm weather starts to wash over the land. By mid to late March, migration is usually in full swing.

Above are snow geese, while below are ringbill ducks.