On Mother's Day, Texter, Lady K and I dragged Gibbs out to Benton Lake to see all the sights we see. It was a bust for the most part. The flocks of birds just weren't there. No deer. Nothing really exciting, but did manage to capture a couple of gems.
This guy, I have found out, is a White Faced Ibis. Don't see the white face, but I knew it had to have been a crane or heron-type bird.
And on the lake, I captured this lovely reflection.
I like the fact that the reflection was clear enough to even see their eyes.
Texter was thrilled that she got to see a couple of her non-bird animal, the yellow-bellied marmot. There were a couple by the lake, along the road and they didn't really seem all that scared of us.
They are still a little shaggy looking. I don't think a fur coat of marmot is something of my list of wants.
Last time we were there, we had seen a bunch of pheasants. However, they were far enough from the road that I didn't really get a picture which shows of the wonderful coloration of the male. This time I was successful.
Isn't he wonderful! I can see why people stuffed and displayed them. He is so luscious.
The ride was a little disappointing, but not a total waste. And I will return!