|I like how the cypress foliage in this photo reflects on the water's surface, adding rusty hues to the muddy green.|
|Goose Overlook, November 4|
We greatly enjoyed our visit. As we headed out of the refuge at about 4:00 p.m., a Barred Owl flew in front of our van and landed in an oak tree on the side of the road. Wow! This was even more interesting than the aural encounter with an owl of the same species during the last visit. The owl seemed nonchalant about our presence, sitting still and allowing us to take several photographs. Eventually, we had to leave, but our afternoon could not have ended on a better note. Of course, days like this are the normal state of things at the fascinating Noxubee NWR.