Early morning at Circle B Bar Reserve

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I got to the reserve just as the sun was coming up over the trees.

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The spider webs still had dew on them.

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Dew drops were everywhere. There was a chill in the air (meaning 72 degrees).

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The black bellied whistling ducks and moorhens were sleeping in.

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Even the great blue heron was still sleeping as the sun hit his eyes.

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I like the light early in the morning because you can see where all the webs are.

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Out on Lake Hancock, I saw this line of cormorants. Why are they so close together in this straight line? They have the whole lake to swim around in. Safety in numbers?

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After a while, they all started taking off.

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Alone with his reflection.

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Grass in the lake.

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A baby sleeping on mom’s back.

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camouflaged in the creek.

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Sleeping close to the trail.

Finally, the weather is starting to break. Soon everywhere will be posting their snow pictures and I will be happy it’s under 80 degrees. It was 72 degrees when I got to Circle B Bar Reserve early in late October. By 11am it was 85 degrees. It was still a perfect morning and I saw a brand new bird to add to my list. More on that later.

Linking to Saturday’s Critters