VAIL VALLEY DAILY PHOTO: VERY EARLY MORNING IN EAGLE RANCH
Several mornings ago - around 6:00 AM - I found myself out on the Eagle Ranch Golf Course, trusty Nikon in hand, in search of the large flocks of Canadian Geese that have been frequenting our area the last few weeks. The Vail Valley is smack in the middle of the north/south flyway for these birds who come in to spend the night on the golf course in their journey north or south. I had to be out there early. You can hear the departure of each daily flight in the wee hours - somethimes well before the sun comes up. This morning yielded no geese. I did run across a big, bushy tailed fox however, which is the most likely answer to the no geese issue.
This view made it all worthwhile.
PHOTO: NILSSON IMAGES