Ridgefield NWR 11-14-11

I had a pretty mellow trip to Ridgefield yesterday morning... I didn't see a single coyote or bittern or owl, so certain people can stop poking fun at me!  In fact, birding was pretty tame and it was a quartet of river otters that stole the show...


They were practicing all their otter activities: being cute, eating fish, cuddling, etc.


It was almost too much.


The biggest bird excitement was watching a harrier take on a couple hawks... She chased one off across a field, then came back to chase yet another (possibly Rough-legged?):


Another highlight was a lone Eurasian Wigeon on Rest Lake:


And lastly, Tundra Swans are always nice to see:



Good times!