Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Stillwater Bird Sightings

Yesterday my husband and I ventured forth to a wildlife refuge about 60 mi. from home. Our purpose was to spot birds on migration. It is hard to believe that the area we went to actually has vast wetlands. Driving there is driving through sparse sagebrush, greasewood, and lots of alkali. There is hardly a tree to be seen except for a few scraggly cottonwood trees. Finally, after bouncing down rugged dirt roads, one comes upon ponds, canals, and small lakes that comprise Stillwater wetlands. We did see lots of different birds. I wish I had taken the photographs, but since most of the birds were either too far away, or shy, as in the case of the great egret, two white faced ibis's, and the great blue heron, I could not grab pictures quickly enough. The photos will give you an idea of just a few of the birds we saw.

White Face Ibis
Blue Heron
Great Egret
Avocet

2 Comments:

At 1:44 PM, Blogger Homemanager said...

The Lord sure does love beauty...color, texture, shades, hues, details..amazing beauty! :o)

 
At 4:37 PM, Blogger candyinsierras said...

What is even more interesting is finding these beautiful birds out in what looks like scrubby, dusty, alkali desert. Go down a dirt road and all of a sudden a green reedy wetlands appears.

 

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