We saw an adult heron standing in the water of a small stream. It was slowly walking against the current, looking for fish, knowing that it would be easier to catch them because the fish would not be able to swim away as quickly. It finally caught a small sunfish, and ate it right in front of us!
We saw 8 birds throughout this trip. All were females. I saw one pounce into the grass to catch some small animal.
There were about 200 snow geese. They were resting/sleeping on the ground, but flew into the air when a northern harrier came by.
nest, queen entered thatch pile
sitting on fence waiting to be fed.
One of two, nesting.
turtle 6in carap bode has thin light lateral atripes, no ear color evident.
We think this was an immature bald eagle. Mostly just sitting in a field (is that normal?)
I think there were scaup. Feel free to tell me otherwise or let me know if there's anything in the picture I missed.
beaver or muskrat? Is there a way to tell when swimming?