Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Swallowtail Butterflies

During our trip to the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, we saw quite a few Swallowtail Butterflies hanging around the visitor's center...
I'll admit, I had to look up what species these are because I'm far from a butterfly expert. When I learn all the birds in North America without having to look them up in my field guide, THEN I'll take a stab at learning butterfly names!

Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge
 These puppies don't land for long, so we were scrambling to take photos of their pretty wings...
Swallowtail Butterfly

Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, July 8, 2018

Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge - Part 8



The sides of the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge auto tour were freshly mowed and the grass clippings drifted out into the water, creating a raft-like area for this White-faced Ibis to stand on, making it appear that it is walking on water...
Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge










Saturday, July 7, 2018

Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge - Part 7

We took waaay too many photos while we were at the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge to fit them all into one or two posts! Here is the seventh installment, complete with some cute little mallard ducklings...



Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Stay tuned tomorrow for an Ibis that walks on water...

Friday, July 6, 2018

Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge - Part 6

When we visited the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, all of the cormorants we saw seemed to be clustered at the entrance of the auto tour. These ones were sitting high in the sky...










Thursday, July 5, 2018

Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge - Part 5

Here are a few more of the ducks and grebes (and cute little babies) we saw on the auto tour at the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge...
Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge


western grebe

Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge


Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Tomorrow, I've got some sky-high cormorants for you...


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge - Part 4

Happy 4th of July!

As promised, here are the photos of our first-ever sighting of a Western Grebe chick! We spotted this cute little gray puffball hanging out with its parents on the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge auto tour...







What a cute little family!