Ridgefield NWR 06-12-10 & Mary S. Young State Park.

I took the new camera up to Ridgefield bright and early yesterday morning.. Wasn't sure if I'd like it or not, but it worked out great (the only exception being the grebe babies).

Cinnamon Teal.

I took pictures of a lot of things I've photographed many many times just to see the difference with the new camera... Sorry for a lot of repeats!

Great Blue Heron.


A crow fighting off a determined Red-winged Blackbird.


Red-winged Blackbird.


Cedar Waxwings.

Common Yellowthroat hopping in the most adorable way.

Oddly enough, I had never seen a Belted Kingfisher at Ridgefield before..

Blue-winged Teal.

I wasn't sure what this grebe was doing... It had some babies nearby so maybe it was scaring off someone or scooting them back to the nest?

I'm bummed this is the best picture I got of the babies.. They are sooooo crazy looking!

This morning I went to explore Mary S. Young State Park in West Linn.  It was a beautiful park and I even let Jake drag me into the river up to my knees- mind you this was the water level ON the trail.  Damn these high rivers!

I saw my first Red-breasted Sapsucker on one of the trails.. There were tons of other birds but that was the most interesting one (to me!).

I plan to explore the park more in the future!


  1. Your new camera is going to work out well--love that Cedar Waxwing photo!


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