Orchard Oriole near the Tower
I think the Marsh Wren is one of my favorite residents of the refuge. These small birds have an interesting, complicated song. These acrobatic birds are quick and a challenge to photograph.
While my attention was focused on trying to help identify birds, various subjects caught my eye.
Based upon the look on his face I would not mess with this Red Winged Blackbird
Mute Swan at the moment of landing
Coopers Hawk landing near the Southwest entrance
Mother Mallard and ducklings walking along lower impoundment path
Mallards among cattails and duck weed
Goslings walking to the river
While birds caught most of my photographic attention, a few other sights caught my attention.
The warm weather has brought out the black snakes
An almost perfect dandelion