Steigerwald Lake NWR

Steigerwald Lake NWR

Steigerwald Lake NWR

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.

Virginia rail

Virginia rail

Northern harriers, red-tailed hawks, and a full orchestra of croaking bullfrogs kept us entertained throughout the walk.

Mt. Hood in the distance

Mt. Hood in the distance

I guess you could call this a lake...

I guess you could call this a lake…

... a little more "lake like".

… a little more “lake like”.

woodpecker holes

woodpecker holes

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.

boardwalks

boardwalk

Strolling....

Strolling….

Till next time, Kat

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About Jeff Katzer

Welcome friends. I'm a cyclist, hiker, motorbike rider, kayaker, photographer, videographer, ukulele player, snowshoer, XC skier, and BEST of all - a grandpa. Somewhere in that list above you'll find the theme of the Adventure Journal.
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One Response to Steigerwald Lake NWR

  1. Bruce Bosman says:

    Good to see you are still out enjoying the outdoor life.

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