A Day at the Refuge…

The Nisqually Wildlife Refuge that is.  Clear blue skies and crisp temperatures made for a great day of bundling up against the cold and exploring the boardwalks of the refuge.  I love walking along the beginning section of the boardwalk in the fall when the leaves from the Big Leaf Maples and Alders coat the boardwalk.

You never really know what you are going to see for wildlife when you go to the refuge.  You are usually guaranteed to see Canadian Geese and lots of ducks.  Red Tail Hawks are also quite common though I’ve never managed to capture images of one so close before.  It was great sitting at the picnic table and watching him.

Great Blue Herons are another common sight along the paths at the refuge.  This one could have cared less that he was only a couple of feet away from me.  I rather enjoyed photographing him as everybody else around me paid more attention to the eagle that was in the distance.


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