along with some birdwatching friends I visited the refuge early (for me) Saturday morning. Lots of vehicles, mostly birders/photographers, and not a lot of birds. Mergansers had moved on and a couple of eagles were black spots out on the ice. We saw some including the juvenile red-tailed hawk so I got a couple of shots from the trip!
An interesting couple - the female (left) is a Bufflehead and the male is a Ringneck duck!
Cuties in the brush!
Herons in the rookery!