Jumping from January into March, I found myself back at Laguna Seca Photo Ranch. These trips sandwiched many days of working on photo files and shooting magazine assignments. Winter just slipped by while I was housebound.
Anyway, the following shots reflect a day of wonderful photography, mostly from the regular blinds. I kept only one photo from the raptor blind shoot in the morning. About mid-afternoon, a batch of wild turkeys began coming and going from the pond at my afternoon blind. The flock included several large gobblers who were strutting and gobbling for about two hours.
I really like the curled primary feathers on the landing bird.
It takes some skill to work a box call and then grab the camera to capture the gobbler’s reply. In this case, I handed the call to another photographer and asked him to give it one squawk. I was ready.
These turkeys were a total surprise for me. It’s the first time I’ve seen gobblers at Laguna Seca Ranch, but hopefully not the last.