Early rise and out of the motel to hopefully catch the morning flight of birds. I was driving NM 1 out of San Antonio. There were a lot of photographers just into the refuge. I stopped and took many frames of the snow geese as they leave the pond for their food spots. It was a chilly morning (about 18 degrees) but there where a lot of birders out. As the flocks dwindled I head over to drive the refuge roads. There were more snow geese at the South end where I photographed some a previous visits. On the North loop were many sand hill cranes. Was able to get close enough to get a couple good photos. Also go some great shots of other geese. Was a productive photo shoot.