Recent birds...

Here are some random birds (and mammals) from the last week or so....

 Muskrat, Force Lake 09-26-10

 Pied-billed Grebe and Hooded Mergansers, Ridgefield NWR 09-29-10


Hooded Merganser, Ridgefield NWR 09-29-10

                          Great Blue Heron, Ridgefield NWR 09-29-10

At Ridgefield a few days ago I watched an American Kestrel repeatedly dive into these corn stalks only to be chased away by Red-winged Blackbirds.  He did this maybe a dozen times before he disappeared.  Each time all I could think was what a crazy bastard! 



American Kestrel, Ridgefield NWR 10-03-10

 American Wigeon, Ridgefield NWR 10-03-10

Northern Shoveler, Ridgefield NWR 10-03-10

 Pileated Woodpecker, Kelley Point Park 10-03-10

Mule Deer, Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge 10-04-10

Downy Woodpecker, Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge 10-04-10

 Black-throated Gray Warbler, Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge 10-04-10

 Black-throated Gray Warbler, Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge 10-04-10

 Yellow-rumped Warbler, Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge 10-04-10

And lastly... It was hard to hear the birds over all the squirrels at Oaks Bottom!