Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

Yesterday we took a drive from our RV park in Yuma to the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge in California.  We’ve been here before and knew pretty much what to expect, but you never really know what you’ll see.  This is a drive through refuge and you’re not allowed to get out of your vehicle.  As usual there were hundreds of ducks in the duck pond along with hundreds of Snow Geese.  One thing unusual was a Vulture that landed near the ponds edge right in front of us.  I took photos of him hoping he’d take flight while I was aimed at him, but it was not to be.  We didn’t find any burrowing owls on the back stretch, but there were lots of Sand Hill Cranes in several fields, but none within good range of the road. We saw several American Kestrels and even a herd of deer.  By the time we finished the loop it was getting too late to go around again, but I hope to get back up there again this winter.  It’s about a 1 1/2 hour drive from Yuma.

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