The coast & Ridgefield

Last weekend I took a trip to the coast...

I didn't take a ton of bird pictures but here's what I got...

Scoters?  Bad picture.

This gull was one of many keeping an eye on a fisherman on this dock near Florence.

I took the short hike up towards the Heceta Head Lighthouse.. There's one spot where you can walk out onto a ledge into the water and I could glimpse some pelicans and cormorants on one of the "islands."

That was about it for birds on the coast... Today I went up to Ridgefield for my weekly visit..

These Wood Ducks were tearing around the water like something was chasing them.  Or maybe they were chasing something.  Hmm.


This Killdeer was making a lot of noise.

A Hooded Merganser..
A good-looking hawk.

A Pied-billed Grebe.

And no trip would be complete without a nutria...