The Aleutian Cackling goose winters in this refuge, thousands of them resting and feeding until their return north.
First afternoon visit to the refuge on a quick trip north to Humboldt County.
This dark morph red tail was so dark it looked like some kind of black hawk! Not a rare bird, but maybe unusual.
From an earlier visit to the coast, just before the week of storms that the area recently experienced.
In the middle of our atmospheric river storm here, but there was a brief two day break, with clear skies and cold temps.
Torrential rains here currently for the next few days - here's some photos before the rains, weather dry and very cold - thought I'd better put the post up while I still had electricity.