Well there is more than just blooming Lady’s Slippers at the refuge.
Chance and I saw our first Trumpeter Swan Cygnets!! I have always hoped to see some…Sunday was the day.
We rounded the bend and on this little pothole that I think is somehow joined with Tamarac Lake and hit the jack pot.
Trumpeter Swan and three cygnets.
Chance watched silently as I snapped photos. I told him if you bark at the birds next time I will leave you home…so be a good boy…and he was.
There was a road kill deer near the headquarters and this Turkey Vulture was having a meal. He flew into the tree…we told him to come back down and eat some more but he ignored us.
Then we spotted a family of Canada Geese, three adults possibly one is a yearling goose, they stick around to help care for the goslings.
They must be used to vehicles…as we watched them for quite some time.
It was a fun morning at the refuge… several times we stopped to just listen to the Red Winged Blackbirds. We don’t have them back here in the Oaks so it is always a treat to hear them sing.
I know several of you thought it was strange that we didn’t meet one other vehicle…I was thankful we didn’t …some people drive way to fast and raise too much dust on the gravel roads…and they scare the wildlife. We drove slowly to look for flowers and wildlife…and left nothing behind but our tracks in the gravel.