Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What A Nice Find...

It was decided that today we would take a day trip to the Wildlife Refuge. On the way there Ellie spotted...
these two Whooping Cranes. These birds are gradually becoming extinct and I understand that this was a very unusual place to see these birds. They were just out in the field beside the road were it seems they had located a feeding stand. We enjoyed them for a good while and watched as they took flight.
Once they were gone, we traveled on toward our destination...

The area here is so dry that the wildlife is pretty non existent. What a shame. However, we did find a few guys at home.

Right off we found this little fellow...he didn't mind at all that we were hovering over him taking his picture

Then there was this big guy. He was just enjoying a nap close to the shore. Thankfully, he was on the other side of the fence!

We made a u-turn to come back to see this fellow, a blue heron cooling his feet

and this red-tailed hawk was sitting on top of the world

From the observation deck we could see across the bay where there were two controlled burns taking place.

Jim is reviewing his pictures of the day and I am sure he got some good ones

We had a great day...I wish we could have seen a few more birds and a bit more wildlife, but maybe there will be another day.

So, I will leave you with a few other fun pictures of the day...and we hope you have are having a great adventure and enjoying each and every day.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh I am just having a jim dandy day here at the office. I have people out so I am having to work today??? What is this world coming to.