Took the opportunity to head back to Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge for the first time since last spring's floods today as part of a Heard Nature Photography Club group outing. The lure of thousands of migrating geese was strong, especially after my somewhat disappointing experience at the High Plains Snow Goose Festival a couple of years ago.
Great Blue Heron in the pond just before you get to the property. He also had no interest in having his picture taken, but fortunately this reflection of the trees had no choice.
Eastern or Western, since we apparently have both. I liked how much of the chest pattern was visible in this one ...
Savannah Sparrow and Yellow-Rumped Warbler.
Ring-billed Gulls sat on a narrow strip of land still above water, periodically rotating members.
I kept an eye on the part of the lake the geese had left from hoping they'd return for a drink after they'd eaten breakfast, but never did see them come back. So the morning ended up being another example of how I always try to approach my photo outings -- go with a plan, but be flexible to adjust to what the day presents you!