Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Llano Seco Unit (North Central Valley Wildlife Management Area)

We went to Llano Seco at sunrise again and it was simply magical! The last time we did this (read that post on my birding blog here) was in January and it's just as enjoyable in the fall.

When we arrived at 6:30 a.m., thousands of white-fronted geese and snow geese were flying in...



This is the view of the walking trail...



The clouds and their reflection really add to the beauty of the landscape...


There were a few groups of Sandhill Cranes, too...






It was great to stand there and watch the light change as the sun came up and the variety of colors reflecting on the clouds. There's the full moon in the photo below, glowing white against the blue sky...





I can't believe our little point-and-shoot cameras picked up on the craters in the moon! It goes to show that you don't have to spend thousands on fancy equipment to get great photos.

Not only did the moon put on a show as the clouds drifted in front of it, the sun did its share of adding color to the morning sky...




The incredible sound of thousands of geese and ducks flying in is something every birder should experience at least once in their life.







I love it when reflections on the water add dimension to our photos...





Despite having to get up before the crack of dawn and braving the cold chill in the air, I think we'll definitely make sunrise birding a priority. You just can't beat those vibrant pink and orange colors in the sky!

Northern Mockingbird

For more bird pics from Llano Seco, please visit my birding blog Wings and Daydreams!


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