Have been in Tulelake, California for a week to visit the Tulelake and Lower Klamath Falls National Wildlife Refuges. There are thousands of geese here, with large flocks in the water and the surrounding farmland.
You can usually see an eagle here, if you visit the refuge in the morning or late afternoon. On one visit I saw an adult bald eagle eating a goose with two juvenile eagles circling above. By the time I got close, the adult had left and one juvenile had taken it’s place. It tried to take off with the prey in it’s claws, but couldn’t manage it.
Breeding northern shoveler
Saw a few small groups of breeding white pelicans.
First time I’ve seen a river otter here. There has also been a beaver near my rv coming from a nearby farming water channel.
The way here: Drove the I-5 through Northern California. Pleasantly surprised at all the rest areas. This is the first time I’ve taken the I-5 coming north, having taken the 395 or 101 in the past. Driving over Mount Shasta it started to snow. When I turned off to get to Tulelake, it was snowing heavily with low visibility, although there was no snow on the road.
At the rest stop at Weed saw several rv’s as shown below.