Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Swans, Geese and a few other things.

We had a sunny warm day today.  Just perfect weather for a work day at the refuge.  John went off to mow and I met up with Judy to check the trails.   As usual we found a few trees down.  We found an interesting tree with part of another dead tree hanging from it.   It was just swaying in the wind.
This one needs to come down.

Some of our other interesting sightings included and Osprey nest, a Raven's nest and turtles on a log.
 The Osprey nest.
Raven's nest.
Turtles on a log.  Looks like they are enjoying the sun.

This afternoon I went on a tour of the refuge with another group of volunteers.  Great photo opportunity.  The geese and their young were out as well as the swans.

The baby swan on the left is the only one left of four that were recently hatched.  Very sad.  I hope this little one survives.
A close up of the little swan.

John and I were both hungry and tired after work so we decided to go into Detroit Lakes for a bite to eat and to pick up a few groceries.  On our way back we saw a large snapping turtle and you know we just had to stop and take a picture or two. 

I don't think he liked us looking at him. LOL
Here he goes on his way.

Tomorrow is one of our days off.  I am sure we will find something to get into. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

1 comment:

  1. You guys are never at a loss for animal pictures!!! What an amazing place and your pics are wonderful :-) Enjoy!!!