After my interaction with the Deer, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Once they just ran off, I just stood in this field of grass listening for anything else that might be close by.
I kept hearing a knocking sound so I started scanning the trees. I figured it was some kind of Woodpecker, I just couldn’t tell what kind. I finally spotted the Woodpecker making all the noise. It was a Downy Woodpecker. First time I have ever seen one of these birds.
After taking a few more pictures of the Woodpecker I continued to just look and listen.
Although I didn’t hear anything, I did notice a big flock of birds in the distance. They just kept flying around in a large circle. I had no idea what kind of birds these were until I got home and looked them up in one of my books.
These are American White Pelicans.
About 30 minutes later I decided it was time for me to get out of the tall grass. Honestly, I was pretty nervous as it was getting a little warm and this looked like the perfect habitat for snakes.
I walked most of the trails, but didn’t see much more wildlife. I did see a few Squirrels eating nuts, but that was about it. Towards the end of one of the trails there was a view across the lake. It was there that I spotted a Great Blue Heron.
Three hours later I decided to call it a day. My back was starting to hurt and I didn’t want to completely wear myself out on my first day of vacation.