Here are the few geese and ducks in residence…not a great shot, but evidence!
And from the same remains of the pier I shared yesterday. I love how different the light and colors are when I pointed my camera towards the more open view as opposed to back in the small cove.
Ed and I made a stop at Gambill Goose Refuge to only find a handful of geese and even fewer ducks. I suppose we were too early and the flocks have yet to arrive.
While we didn’t find a lot of birds, we did find this beautiful and serene view.
One of the trails at Hagerman Wildlife Refuge leads you past Picnic Pond and finally, Dead Woman Pond.
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.
Don’t miss the links to the info about Haller’s Haven Trail or the story about the name of the 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.
I processed my duck photo with an app on my iPhone called Tangled FX. I love the effect!