I went up to Ridgefield yesterday afternoon.. By the time I arrived the clouds had completely covered the sky.
These birds were all fine and dandy but the next ones really made my day (and probably my year).
A friendly new acquaintance at the refuge showed me where to find the Great Horned Owls and boy did we get lucky!! Well, except for the bad cloudy evening lighting..of course.
The parent owl was going to town on this dead bird... No idea what kind of bird though... There were two young owls also on the branch getting a bite every once in awhile.
They all flew down to the ground and out of sight eventually... but man was that a good show!!!
One other thing- On Sunday when it was pouring rain the female Black-headed Grosbeak returned to my neighbor's feeder and the male chose mine! Yay... real birds.