The water level was a bit higher than Wednesday and the flooding has filled in more of the low lying areas. The parking lot is still safe.
As I arrived a father and daughter were excitedly viewing a couple of Bald Eagles feeding on the impoundment. The birds were too far away for anything more than a "record" shot. From the looks of them one was probably mature, while the other was probably a 4 year old.
Here at the refuge all is calm and peaceful. Elsewhere in the world hundreds of people are dead and lives of thousands more totally disrupted due to the force of an earthquake and tsunami. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them.