My friend Steve joined me for his first visit to the refuge today, we had a great day and saw lots of cool stuff!
Here's some of it..
Big bunch of pelicans out today..
Rough-legged hawk moving out..
Pelicans again - the one in the middle has a good sized carp in it's pouch!
The familiar sound of blackbirds is here..
Lots of herons around - such a goofy and gorgeous bird..
One adult bald eagle - there was also a juvenile hanging out in a tree.
Northern Harrier in pursuit of a vole..
Here's the vole....
The heron rookery is FULL!! Look closely and you'll see herons with sticks in their mouth - the beginning of the courtship routine!