Susan and I took off for a little stroll around Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge this morning. The beautiful sunny day wasn’t the best for stunning photography, with the bright overhead light, but the delightful weather more than made up for that.
And the birds didn’t seem to mind. We watched a Virginia rail just a few feet below us from a small bridge. This normally secretive bird was just sunning itself in the marsh, squeaking away for all to hear.
Northern harriers, red-tailed hawks, and a full orchestra of croaking bullfrogs kept us entertained throughout the walk.
This is the kind of place that would invite the nature lover to come early and stay late. Find a comfortable spot to sit and blend into the fabric of the refuge, then just wait for the birds and other wildlife to come to you.
Till next time, Kat