Huge, I mean gigantic thanks to Brad, Cassi, Clay and Marvin for their help today! Driveway is cleared, cows are fed and we have heat! The electricity came on briefly for some here in town, we’re maybe (keep your fingers crossed) closer to power. Oh yes, please, let there be light!
It is a beautiful site to see even though it carries an interesting and yes, you guessed it, aptly named body of water.
We heard from one of the volunteers at the visitor’s center the pond wasn’t identified on their map due to the current director not liking the name. I can see why, but it sure confused me when I was looking for it on their map. I had read in one of the bird count reports an immature bald eagle had been spotted there on November 26. I was determined to make the short trek and see if we could spot it…no such luck, but I was still glad we made the walk to see the pond, the bird would have definitely been a bonus!
By the way, where I come from, we would have called this a pool, not a pond.
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There were an abundance of snow geese, Ross’ geese and perhaps a couple of more species I don’t know in residence today at Hagerman. We did not see as many ducks or wading birds as we did a few weeks ago, but it was still worth the trip over.
Start at this photo and cycle through to see the 23 photos I added to the Hagerman Wildlife Refuge set on my Flickr account.