After making it back to my car, I started my drive back home. As I have mentioned before – I am completely directionaly challenged. Since this was my first time coming into this parking lot, I got to a spot where the road split in 2 different directions and I picked the wrong one. BUT, it really turned out to be the right one for me – LOL.
As I was driving, I realized that I should have taken the other part of the road, but there wasn’t any place to turn around and I kept going. Before I knew it, I was at the Great Blue Heron Reserve. I knew that Vedder River trail went right to the Heron Reserve, but I didn’t know I had walked that close to it. The parking lot I had been in was the last one before the reserve. I think I could have walked there if only I had continued for another 15 minutes.
Since I was at the reserve now though, I might as well walk and see what I can find.
A couple of American Wigeons. I believe the one on the left is a mature male and the one on the right is a young one.
The ice is disappearing very quickly. I am extremely thrilled to have such a short winter.
So many ducks! I didn’t see any geese though.
The smaller bodies of water have more ice than the larger ones do.
Lots more ducks 🙂
This is one of the bird blinds across the water. It is hard to see it in the summer, but it stands out now.
A little Coot with a mouthful of vegetation.
A couple of Buffleheads
A Great Blue Heron landed in a creek right in front of me. Such a beautiful bird!
I couldn’t resist 2 more shots of this Heron. He (or she) knew I was there. I was only about 10 feet away.