According to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex website, Delevan National Wildlife Refuge comprises 5,797 acres, including seasonal marsh, permanent ponds, and uplands. It is predominately a hunting refuge for waterfowl and pheasant. Wildlife observation takes place from the county roads, on the perimeter of the refuge. There is one notable exception to this, the […]
This photo is showing the third winter plumage of the Herring Gull – Larus argentatus. It has brown on the greater coverlets and tertials. The bill is pinkish-gray with a black band near the tip and the eye is pale with dark shading.