Monday, February 20, 2012

Laguna Nimez Bird Refuge - El Calafate, AR

In Calafate is Laguna Nimez, a great bird refuge. Inspite of howling winds, Dawn and I went birding around the lake on the 1.5 mile trail. Here are some great birds we spotted today:

Duck Blind, offered refuge from the blowing winds, was a great spot to sit and watch the birds up close

Male wigeons

A female Upland Goose (above)
Male (below)

Upland Geese in flight

Male Ruddy Duck in breeding plummage

Red Shoveler Duck (above and below) with big spatula bill

Quacking wigeon

A male and female wigeon with brood of over dozen chicks (above and below)

Southern Crested Caracara

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