Ridgefield NWR 06-22-10

I spent yesterday afternoon/evening at Ridgefield hoping to see some new things... That didn't really happen but I had fun nonetheless.


The bullfrogs were goin nuts (well, vocally) on the Kiwa Trail...


This heron was also goin nuts vocally... He kept relocating and acting really upset about it...


I was hoping to see the white pelican that had been hanging around the trail but no luck... For a second I thought this egret was the pelican...


This little guy was napping on the side of the trail... Not sure if he was suicidal or just tired but after I tossed a little twig near him he hopped into the grass..


I think this is a western wood-pewee but I'm not 100% sure...


Some young wood ducks were swimming in one of the ponds...

There were lots of dragonflies and butterflies and things like that out and about..




A little House Wren popped out of nowhere to this branch and then popped back into nowhere.


Nutria crossing...

Oh and I also saw a gazillion mosquitoes that pretty much ate me alive.  They even found the inch of skin between my jeans and my sneakers and went to town.   I have bites between my fingers.   I am definitely going to get some bug spray or something before my next trip!