Ridgefield NWR 05-14-10

Well, I realized too late that it was way too warm to sit in the car for hours this afternoon... Oh well, I did manage to see some good stuff.

Tons o' turtles!

The Mallard ducklings are looking good.

This guy popped out of the grass:

A mink!  I'd never seen one before... super cute!

He went for a quick dip before taking off into the tall grass...

There are quite a few Great Egrets around the refuge now... This one flew past me up into this tree..

Something dead floating in the canal... Really gross, I know, but what is it?  Nutria?  Beaver?