Bitter Lake N.W.R. is about 12 miles east of Roswell, NM off Highway 380.
There were lots of Snow Geese on the refuge. We had stopped at the refuge in December and most of the ponds were open to access but when we returned in January many ponds were closed.
I was driving along an access road and spotted some Pintail ducks in a canal. When I got out to take a picture they started to swim away in a hurry. I followed one drake and snapped a shot. By following the duck the background was blurred.