From Socorro, drive south 22 miles, turn east on 380, then south on 1.
f/8, 1/500 sec, ISO 320, 330mm
I have photographed birds at Bosque del Apache several times. My main strategy is to scout the fields and find out where the birds are feeding during the day. I position myself upwind from the birds, since they take off into the wind, and wait for the action to happen. Sometimes this can take many hours. In this case, my patience paid off. A coyote stalking the birds in the background panicked them into flight and alarmed the foreground birds, creating this image.