It was a beautiful day to visit the Refuge! I didn't see an eagle but they have been seen recently in the 2009 nest tree and one was seen by a friend in another location before we got there. We saw hundreds of cormorants, a few herons and egrets and small birds. The new boardwalk which is 500 ft. long at the southwest edge of Bluff Lake offers great views of the cypress trees and wildlife! I included a few scenic shots of the cypress trees and the view from Morgan Hill which overlooks Lake Loakfoma which was drained a couple of year ago to kill invasive plants and has not filled up yet.
Cypress trees in Bluff Lake
New boardwalk at west side of Bluff Lake offers great views of the lake and wildlife
Double-crested cormorants in cypress trees
View at Lake Loakfoma from the Morgan Hill overlook
View of Lake Loakfoma which was drained and is not full yet
Grasses in the meadow at Morgan Hill Overlook
Canada goose bathing upside down!