Friday, February 25, 2011

Ridgefield NWR 02-25-11

I spent a couple hours this afternoon at Ridgefield sorta hoping I might stumble across the Barnacle Goose, but no luck there...  Found some other good birds though.

First off there were tons of hawks around....


All Red-taileds from what I could tell. 


I think I finally found the Harlan's too- and then took really really terrible photos of it!



Near the marshy area where the snipe flock hangs out were a couple of snipe very close to the road....



That was rad.  Towards the end of the loop I heard some rustling in a bush... I drove up a bit and saw a Fox Sparrow digging up leaves and making a mess.  


Pretty cute!  That was about it for the afternoon...  Good times!

4 comments:

  1. Wonderfil biridng outing. I love the hawks and the sparrow. And the Snipe is my favorite. Awesome photos.

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  2. love the first image Jen, well done.

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  3. another great line up of Birds...I love to watch the little fox sparrows I can almost hear a mariachi band in the background!

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  4. I was at RNWR that same afternoon. Saw the snipe along the road. I accidentally flushed a bunch as I drove up, then waited as a few came back.
    Did you see the guy standing up through the sunroof in his truck taking pictures?

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