The official bird counts lists over 50,000 ducks at the refuge. The cold weather caused them to mass together. We saw many sights like this one.
This little fellow flew across the road in front of our Jeep, but landed in a bush near the road and was very accommodating in letting us take pictures. I'm pretty sure that this is a Sharp-Shinned Hawk and not a Coopers Hawk.
It seemed like there were a lot more Canada Geese in the Refuge during this visit.
Just one of the many Snow Geese. This one was caught flying in the late afternoon sunlight.
This Great Blue Heron let us take his portrait.
We often see pheasants in the refuge, but they are wary and hard to get a good shot of.