Mild Winter But No Spring Yet

It has been a very mild winter here in Western New York, so mild in fact that Red-Wing Blackbirds and Grackles showed up a few weeks. I have spent time out and about photographing the early migration with great shots of paired raptors, massive flights of Canada and Snow Geese, even a few Sandhill Cranes. However, at this point they probably wish they had waited a bit longer. The temperatures took a deep dive last week and today we have had at least a foot of snow come down. This isn't any big deal for us in the Buffalo area but these birds may well have a hard time surviving in this cold and snow. Spring can't come soon enough. I have posted a few new photos that show non-snow covered landscapes to get us all through this late winter storm.

I'm off to Las Vegas on April 10th for a week with my sweetie. I used to live there and plan to limit my casino time with many trips out and about. Red Rock Canyon, Mount Charleston and The Valley of Fire to name a few spots. I'm trying to press upon Michelle that there is more to Vegas than the Strip. Should be fun and I'm hoping for some great images.