In early May, I drove to Williams Lake just outside Turnbull Wildlife Refuge. The drive is only a little over an hour from my home.
While Turnbull is pretty wild boasting moose, elk, porcupine, pelicans, numerous ducks, and nesting trumpeter swans, Williams Lake is prime fishing ground. Most COVID-19 recreational fishing restrictions had been lifted and the boat launch was a busy place. Just to the right of the boat launch is a large section of cattails.
Yellow-headed blackbirds were flitting in and among the cattails, singing. The inspiration for my next painting.