Dawn at the Merced National Wildlife Refuge
Dawn breaks at the Merced Refuge. The Geese see it before you do, and the sound of the morning chorus echoes through the fog. The sun vainly tries to lighten the sky, but for a while the tule fog beats it back, leaving it a faint cold smudge. Then the geese roar to life and leap to the sky, flying out for a day's work of whatever it is geese do.