Ridgefield NWR 09-10-10

I headed to Ridgefield yesterday afternoon with low expectations... Afternoons are always hit or miss with me.  Sometimes I end up with 20 pictures of blurry hawks and herons, and sometimes I find a ton of amazing birds.  Yesterday was somewhere in between. 

It was snack time for the Cedar Waxwings...


Some young ones were begging loudly...



A few little warblers shared the tree with the noisy waxwings...


Further up the road I found the bird I had been looking for... A Green Heron:


I wish he had been closer, but I take what I can get...



There were tons of nutria everywhere I looked so I almost overlooked this guy:

A muskrat!  I suppose it's not that exciting but I hadn't seen one at Ridgefield before...


There were quite a few Wood Ducks around... mostly youngins...



And lastly, a Great Blue Heron flew into a pond right in front me...


Not bad for a dreary grey afternoon!

Comments

  1. Looks like a great afternoon! Love the shots of the Green Heron.

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  2. The Cedar Waxwing is one of my favorite birds. Nice shot. I haven't been able to take a good picture of one yet.

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  3. Looks like you found some really cool birds-good job finding the Green Heron.That was great catching the waxwing on camera with a berry in its mouth!

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  4. Awesome photos..what a wonderful day full of cool critters!

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  5. Wonderful photos - waxwings are so much fun to watch - either as flycatcher or binging on berries.

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