Ridgefield NWR 04-29-10

I headed up to Ridgefield yesterday morning hoping for a decent break from the rain/hail/thunderstorms/etc.   I only saw a sprinkle the whole time.

What is this fuzzy duck? Young Gadwall or something?

This Ruddy Duck just cruised through the pond.

A Wilson's Snipe.

I sure do love to watch birds eat dead stuff.  I saw this crow swoop down in my side-view mirror and I poked my head out the window to see him carry off this...uh... thing.

I don't think I've ever seen a crow "hunt" like this.. Maybe I just never pay them much attention..

A Sora!  I had never seen one before... This guy was running through the marsh and this was the best picture I got...

Good trip!   I wish I had seen the Black-necked Stilt that had been sighted just the day before!