I need a longer lens for visiting a refuge this large.
It is a given with all the wildlife there is to see at this huge preserve. Birds are everywhere, but also not very close. I plan on going on Saturday to see what I find. My friend Barbara and I will try to spot some nice migrating bird flocks, since geese, swans and ducks should be on the ponds like last year at this time.
Some are pretty birds and other wildlife is well…not so pretty.
I have to visit on a nicer day too. Saturday may be a no go since snow is predicted. One day soon spring will actually show up.
Less ice and a bit greener would be great. The only problem with timing it is that some wildlife visit only for a few days and a don’t care if we have a snow day. Many species of ducks stop on their way to breeding grounds farther north so they just recharge and move on. The rodents stay. The herons set up nests. The migrants are why so many birders visit here though. Not to see a ornery possum.