Bird Refuge Before Opening Day of Duck Season

I went out to the bird refuge this week and it was very quiet and peaceful.  Below there is a picture of a mama grebe teaching her little ones how to catch fish.  The group swims back and forth and the mother even shares her own catch with her little ones.

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The mama is giving her little one a fish and some plant life I might add.DSC_1426-(2)mama-grebe-gives-baby-a-fish

I love the bright orange eyes of the grebe.  The little tuft of feathers on top of the head looks like a mohawk to me.

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The green frogs are hiding in duckweed and are really hard to spot.  They are very skittish and leap at the slightest noise.

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Frog on gravel by water’s edge.

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A frog on a log.

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Jade and Kaylin are scouring the water’s edge in hope of finding the elusive green frog.

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What a beautiful mallard male!

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I love this picture of the mother duck and all of her little ones who are out on an adventure swimming in a line and waiting for instructions.

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These 2 dogs are practicing retrieving the tennis ball so when duck season opens on Saturday they can retrieve the ducks for their owners.

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The air boats are searching the rivers for the ideal spot when dawn breaks this Saturday, October 1.

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The giant sunflowers line the property where the pumpkin patch will appear in a few short days.  I love how the sun is behind the petals making the flower somewhat transparent.

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Birds on a wire.  I think these birds are common flickers which are part of the woodpecker family.

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