Another set of pics that I had not shared previously. Taken back in January north of Denver, I came across this pretty lady as she patrolled a field looking for a meal.
I was fortunate in that she actually came quite close to me but conversely I was shooting straight toward the sun. It did however provide some cool backlighting of her plumage.
I haven’t seen too many of these yet this season but their numbers will increase as temperatures cool and I will hopefully get many more opportunities to photograph them.