This fine spring April morning we've had a combination of snow, sleet, and rain. Luckily we enjoyed a more traditional spring day yesterday and went to Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge in search of a Mountain Bluebird.
We were not successful in finding this Wisconsin rarity, but we did enjoy walking Pine Creek Dike trail. The girls , identified ducks from the observation platform using scopes and collected rocks and sticks during the mile long walk. Michaela pointed out a the first garter snake of the year, after which both girls informed me what we should do if it were a rattlesnake.
Christine took a few bird photos, with the best found below. The girls watched a movie on the drive over and back and while at the Refuge I ran into other birders from MN and WI.