Saturday was the opening day of duck season and there were 100's of hunters out at the refuge! Some had trailers that they had stayed the night in, some had boats some had bikes and some just walked. But there were a lot and apparently it was a good opener - lots of ducks.
So I found a quiet no-hunting area and wandered around to see what I could see.
The wetlands are gorgeous in the fall, all shades of color and unexpected reds and greens show up at times. Here's some of what I saw yesterday.
Quiet ponds here, some hiding ducks away from the hunters.
Great Blue Heron and two Black-crowned Night herons.
The Harrier flew around me several times hunting. I scrunched down in the grasses hoping she would come closer.