A beautiful small teal who seems to migrating through the refuge late in the year
Golden Crown Sparrow
The late afternoon sunshine sets off his golden crown rather well
These small diving ducks are hard to get a picture of...very shy, and quick.
Springtime brings these beauties to the Refuge.
Yellow Headed Blackbird
One of the most beautifully marked birds to grace the refuge
With these markings, probably a female or immature bird.
These birds tend to stay in the tops of the trees where they are hard to photograph.
Remember as a kid they sent you out to hunt snipes... this is what you were looking for ;^)
American Bald Eagle
It makes a fellow proud..
Great Horned Owl
Rarely seen in the bright daylight .... Just look at those eyes
Their markings make them easy to mistake for the more common ringneck duck.
Immature Bald Eagle
After an unsuccessful dive into a muddy pool this Immature Bald Eagle trys to dry himself
Great Blue Herons
Red Tailed Hawks
Sand Hill Cranes
All photos courtesy of
Duane & Shirleen Hymas
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