The word was out; snow geese were gathering at Nebraska’s Desoto National Wildlife Refuge. Gathering is an understatement, more like a national convention; local naturalists estimated upwards of 500,000.
Over 1200 acres of fields and wetlands provide a welcome stopover for migratory water fowl. They are easily heard, but hard to find along the seven mile ox bow lake formed by the Missouri River; many access roads and viewing sites are closed this time of year. I didn’t see any geese the first night I went to catch them at sunset.
The next morning, I found them hiding in plain sight near the Visitor Center.
Thought for the Day: The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Bertrand Russell