Lake Mary Road in a dry winter

One afternoon the last week of December we took a drive down Lake Mary Road.  Lower Lake Mary, Upper Lake Mary and Mormon Lake all had water but only a few ducks and we saw no eagles.  Before reaching any of the lakes we found 12 to 15 turkey near the road. They fed off into the trees but weren't particularly worried about us. 

To our surprise we saw three great blue herons which I normally don't see in winter.  There were also three hawks along the way, two red tailed hawks and one northern accipiter.  At Mormon Lake we found 12 pronghorn on the Mesa west of the northern most overlook.  It was a beautiful warm day more like spring than winter.

 Turkey along Lake Mary

Turkey along Lake Mary