"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Monday, April 16, 2018

Loons, Mergansers, Snow Geese and More



Snow geese take flight several times a day at the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge.  They are a spectacular sight, although a fraction of the numbers on other refuges...



We also encountered this Northern shoveler at Blackwater...



We stopped at the refuge after our failed attempt to locate a snowy owl on Assateague Island.  We did encounter some loons in the nearby Ocean City inlet...







Closer to home, common mergansers have been, well, common...






A pair of hooded mergansers visited for a day...




Like these birds, we are anxious to gain flight for our journey to the West...


Thank you for visiting, be well, and come back soon.  I hope you will follow our trek to the "shining mountains".

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