It is always a pleasure to drive up to the Hagerman.
The drive was prompted by the bright sunshine with only a slight breeze.
There was very little open water .
Food for the wildlife was hard to find .
I think this picture says it all. This Heron was
stalking and pecking at food under the ice.
This Heron flew out a hundred yards, then flew
back to original position. I kept waiting for the
Herons to land on the ice.
Red was at the Refuge Office eating.
more ice. After two or three days below
freezing , with temps in the low teens
the past two nights help create this giant ice rink
It was getting late, so I shot this with a flash
giving all the birds 'red eye'.
Food is where you find it.
Evening flights out to roost or parts unknown.
Wave action, wind, and temperature
another group of birds to the East that had
a small amount of liquid to land in.