|Dawn At Willow Point|
|Gathering To Feed|
|Resting On The Lake|
|Landing To Feed|
|Whitetail Doe Along Hopeland Road|
|Great Blue Heron|
My usual course of action was to check the lake and potholes and then swing through the tour road periodically. I didn't see nearly as much action there as in most years. I did see an eagle flying once or twice and harriers hovering over the meadows on several occasions,but they were too far to photograph.A Ring-necked Pheasant co-operated one morning and I got several still photos of him.
|Dawn At Willow Point On Tuesday|
|Sunrise Take-off At Willow Point|
|No One Was There|
|Leaving To Feed|
I went to Willow Point again that evening. It was so pleasant at the parking lot that I almost didn't put on a heavier sweater, but as I began walking the sun vanished behind the clouds and by the time I got to the viewing area it was overcast and gloomy.. A good number of geese were there, but a strong breeze was gusting off the lake and I was glad I dressed as I did as it was slightly uncomfortable even with the heavier clothing.
|Cloudy Evening At Willow Point|
With that another trip to Middle Creek was over. In retrospect it was an enjoyable experience even though I did not film as wide of a variety of wildlife as in the better years.
Thanks so much for reading--I hope you enjoyed the photos and story.