Yesterday afternoon, found the eagle at the same spot again. It had been sunny in the morning, but a thunderstorm swept through in the afternoon with rain and some hail. Just lasted around 20 minutes. You could see areas in the valley were sunny and some were getting rain and lightning.
Thunderstorm moves across the refuge road.
Western grebe, one of my favorite birds.
Eared grebe in the rain.
Cinnamon teals, a favorite duck of hunters.
Pelicans, cormorants, and terns resting and grooming after the rain. Have seen some juvenile pelicans, but no real young ones. There is a large group of white pelicans towards the middle of the lake.
Below, my campsite at the Tulelake Fairgrounds. This would be an idyllic place except for all the chemicals used by the farmers. A crop duster flies over farmland almost every day. Hate to think of all the chemicals in the water at Tule Lake.