Rye Patch Recreation Area

After a WONDERFUL week playing with grandchildren and visiting with more great family in Spring Creek, NV, we stayed another night at Rye Patch. We had a great campsite right by the bend in the river where we saw all kinds of birds. We saw a couple cormorants catch and finally swallow a catfish. The fish was longer than the bird’s neck. I don’t know how he did it! There were great blue herons, ducks, geese and we even saw a doe and her yearling fawns cross the river in the evening. This is a picture of one of 3 black-crowned night herons. It had 2 long, white feathers that came out of the back of it’s neck. We also saw a king fisher. At one point, a great heron and a cormorant were arguing over the fishing spot. The heron kept diving at the cormorant.

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