I went up to Ridgefield early yesterday morning while the weather was still dry. Overall I didn't see a huge variety of birds, but the ones I did see were pretty good. I had been hearing Virginia Rails for a couple weeks and yesterday I finally found one creeping around the marsh.
I stopped briefly by the Great Horned Owl nest where the owlets were hunkered down showing only some fuzz. Mama was on a branch across the slough keeping an eye on things.
Just beyond the ash forest a Wilson's Snipe was perched on a log over the slough, calling loudly.
Is that a snipe tongue?? The last thing I have to share is some Cinnamon Teals. I counted at least a dozen on this trip and soon they will just plain take over. Alright by me.
Soon after I noticed this lady in the grass she walked down the bank and hopped into the slough to join her man friend. They began some head-bobbing action, and then slowly took it to the next level...
Yep. They started to make whoopee.
They both seemed pretty psyched afterwards...