Saturday, 24 September 2011

The Reifel Bird Sanctuary

I can not go to the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary enough. It's so peaceful and feeding the birds is great for kids AND mum. I go so often, my friends make fun of me. Being a family of 6 this is the perfect outing for us, the kids run around until they drop and it's light on the wallet, only costing us a whopping $14 (the wee ones are free ~ 2 and under) and if you don't have an unlimited supply of bird feed at your house, they also sell little bags for $0.50 each.

There are so many pathways that wind around and cross, you could go there a dozen times and your experience can be different each time. We try to anyway... Here are a few of my fav's from our last trip...

The views are absolutely breathtaking from anywhere on the property

Sandhill Cranes are pretty aggressive birds. We came across a little crane family of 3 and had to share the pathway. The family coming from the other direction put on quite the production (screaming and all) as they passed the birds so I was worried that they had stressed them and they would try to bite off our faces... Lucky for us the mum and dad Sandhill Cranes were distracted by their young so we passed without any troubles and I even hung back for a minute or two to snap a few photo's.

I heart cows. This is something EVERYONE knows about me; so you can imagine my excitement when I discovered the bird sanctuary neighbors were hanging out just a few feet away. I wanted to stay forever. My husband on the other hand was honking the horn and yelling for me to come back. I couldn't blame him though, the kids had enough and meltdowns were upon us.

We had a fabulous time as we always do, and I'm sure we'll be back at least one more time before the snow covers the ground.

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