We made one stop shortly after we found the water so Mom could snap this Great Egret:
There were actually a few of them, but this is the only one within photo-range. Once she got back in the car, Mom started singing, "Egrets? I saw a few. But then again, too few to mention." I think she's been listening to too much Frank Sinatra lately. (Second verse here.) And it could explain why the birds flew off. A-hem.
We drove a little further and found a boat ramp. Mom thought that would be a possible kayak launch point. We got out and had a good look around.
It was gorgeous! We saw lots of gulls:
And a couple Great Blue Herons!
I could see that guy from the boat ramp! We had a staring contest:
|"I see you, Birdie!"|
Both Mr. Heron and I heard a fish jump off in another direction and we turned to look at him:
I think that means the staring contest was a draw. Oh, well. He was far more engaging than the buoy I beat over at the River Pond!
I jumped down off the steps-like area and walked onto the ramp to check it out.
|"This looks like a good place to 'put in', Mom!"|
It looked like a fine place to launch a kayak to me - and Mom agreed! (It is indeed the launch-point they used the next day!)
We jumped back into the car and started driving again. I noticed a boat in the water and some guy on skis chasing it! It was crazy! I thought the skier was going to catch the boat until ...
I hope the skier was wearing a life vest!
We drove down to just before that "Road Ends In Water" sign and got out for a bit down there.
We had fun exploring, but there wasn't any wildlife to watch. That was pretty much of the mouth of Mill Creek, where it feeds into the big Tuttle Creek Lake. That thing is WAY bigger than the Kansas Ocean!
It was a great outing and yeah, like I said yesterday, we took "the scenic way" home. And if we hadn't ... Mom never would have seen a Scissor-Tailed Fly Catcher for the first time!
|Scissor-Tailed Fly Catcher|
Thanks for coming on our Recon Mission with us! Very successful mission indeed!