Click here for Part II.
As if snow geese and a sunrise weren't enough, I was able to catch some other fine specimens of Hagerman's wonderful wildlife on my visit to the refuge last Thursday.
Killdeer are another story. I have much better luck with them.
turkey vulture kept a wary eye on me, but didn't mind me approaching close enough for this shot.
great egret was too busy hunting to pay much attention to me. I'm sure the fact that I was across the water helped.
great blue heron was a little more focused on finding something to eat.
lesser yellowlegs looking for food in what was really more of a large puddle than a small pond.
I spent about six hours on the refuge, which is probably the longest visit I've ever had there. The extra time gave me a tremendous number of opportunities to see and shoot many beautiful things, which was the whole point of going!