These are from our visit to Reifel Island Bird Sanctuary three weeks ago.
|Sandhill crane. Last year's chick.|
|Dry grasses, with grumpy heron.|
|Redwing blackbird male, vocalizing.|
|I picked up this feather on the trail. Possibly from a wigeon.|
And this last photo is so frustrating! On our way back to the gate, Laurie took a photo of a little brown bird in an evergreeen. The bird flew away, leaving only a blur. Reviewing the photos at home, I almost tossed this one before I saw, 'way up at the top, a large, suspiciously bird-like, dark shape behind the branches. I cropped and brightened the photo, and found this:
|Two big owls (or eagles?), right over our heads, that we never even saw.|
Reminder to self; go SLOW! Look behind things! Stop thinking about home and supper!