A gorgeous sunshine day, cool this morning but on the way to warm! A trip to the refuge was a spontaneous reaction to a need to be out in the open.
While much of the roadway at the refuge is closed off to permit safe breeding, the areas open to vehicles had a few wonders in them - Killdeer, Sandhill Cranes, etc..
Here's some shots from the day...
The Yellow-headed Blackbird met us at the entrance - didn't see any more after that.
Some unfortunate became the dinner and left behind the feathers.
One Great Blue Heron flyby - the rest of them are further down the closed road.
Killdeer - very emphatic that I leave her space NOW!
Sandhill Cranes winging along..
A few Red-winged Blackbirds around.
I found three pairs of Sandhill Cranes - wary but not frightened.
Mama goose on the nest.
Quite a few ducks with many different colors.