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!