Great Horned + Dowitchers

It was a pleasant afternoon and a half decent crowd at Reifel when I arrived to help out on the trails today. A favourite visitors are always asking about is owls,

Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl

… and much to their delight one of the Great Horned Owls was in a decent spot for viewing today. While the adults and two juveniles this year have been viewable from a distance earlier in the year, this was probably the closest one has been in a while.

With not much else happening,

Dowitcher
Dowitcher

… I decided to spend some time with the Dowitchers.

Dowitcher
Dowitcher

They were in the southwest field along with some Yellowlegs,

Dowitcher
Dowitcher

… with a few taking advantage of the great day for a little bathing.