At Big Pond a white-tailed deer ran through the shallow pond, but it was ignored by the few waterfowl there. The deer was one of 31 I saw on the refuge.
The male Great-horned owl was enjoying the warm sun as I finished my 3 hour tour/hike at Camas.
On my quest to try to locate some snow geese, I passed a cattle feedyard where calves were being born. Seven Bald and one Golden eagles were cleaning up the after-birth from the recent births.
At Mud Lake I could hear the Snows long before I could see them. They were dropping out of the sky thousands of feet in the air and joining their migrating compatriots.
I sat on the edge of the ice covered in the bright sun watching the waves of geese fly in. Here a lone Great White-fronted goose leads the formation of some snows.
After two hours of watching the action of Mud Lake, I left. As I got back to the truck I heard the whole flock of 4000 to 5000 take off. The cloud you see is one of geese as they fly out to eat in the area fields.
Just another wild day in Idaho.