Next I swung around the east edge of the park. As I came up on the Upper North Fork Flowage I spotted a pair of bald eagles perched above the road.
One was high up at the top of the trees but the other one was only about 10 feet off of the ground.As I continued up the east side of the park on James Road I witnessed one of the scariest things that I have ever seen. Ten guys, all dressed in fluorescent orange, heading my way carrying guns. By the way that they where spaced out across the field I am guessing that they were hunting pheasant. With the number of accidental shooting deaths during the hunting season I was pretty concerned to see a bunch of guys with guns facing my direction. Needless to say I made a hasty exit.
As the sun began to set, it sets way to early during these months, I made my way across the north end of the park on North Refuge Road. At the corner of North Refuge Road and Town Hall Road I spotted 3 or 4 rough legged hawks hunting in the field.They looked pretty spectacular in the orange glow of the fading sun. Unfortunately the lack of light did not help the pictures. As I was on my way out of the park I did spot a sharp tailed grouse cross the West Refuge Road in front of me but it flew into the tall grass before I could get any pictures.