Ridgefield Birds.

Alright, so here's part two of my Ridgefield trip on Friday afternoon...   Things started off pretty slow so when I came across a gorgeous male Purple Finch, I sat and watched him for like fifteen minutes.  



I came across a Red-tailed Hawk in a tree eating something I couldn't quite identify...at first.


Then the prey's leg got loose and dangled in plain view...


Definitely a coot foot.  The hawk finished up what it wanted to eat and took a poop:

(poop is that diagonal line in the bottom right that makes the branches look like a triangle)

I found something interesting in the photos I took of the dangling coot bones after the hawk was finished...


Fish hook.  Always such a bummer to see, but glad the hawk managed to eat around it.  The sun was starting to set but I decided to go around the refuge one more time...


A gorgeous pair of Cinnamon Teals made the second loop immediately worthwhile...


This was when I found the coyotes walking along the dike and heading towards the nutria for the grand battle scene in my last post.  Good times!