Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Orientation with Kelly.

We were up early and at the Visitor Center by 8:30 a.m. to meet with Kellly for our orientation.  This included a tour of the refuge grounds to check out all the mowing and potential maintenance spots.  Lucky for us the eagle was perched in his usual spot.  A great photo opportunity.

 As we continued on I was able to get some great photos. 

Woodcock nest.  Kelly noticed one of the eggs had hatched. 

John and Kelly heading back to the car.

On one of our stops Kelly showed us an old homestead with a working water pump.  John decided to try it out. 
Yeah...he got water. 
 After dinner tonight we drove back over to see if the eagle was still there so we could get more photos and look at him with our binoculars.   
He was there. We stayed and watched until he flew to another tree.   
The sun was beginning to go down so this is all I got.  
On the way back home we stopped to look at the Trumpeter Swan that is nesting at the front of the refuge. 
A view of the Visitor Center from the road. 
John was able to get this picture of the Trumpeter Swan on the nest. (Center of photo)

Tomorrow will be a work day for both of us.  John will probably be mowing and I will be assisting with a children's group visiting the refuge. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to see my first Bald Eagle!!! What a beautiful bird!!
    You guys are going to have a great experience at the wildlife refuge!!! Looking forward to following along!!