Ridgefield NWR.

Yesterday morning I went up to Ridgefield after being away for a couple weeks. 


Shorebirds are showing up and I found lots of peeps and dowitchers and things I fear identifying.  Here goes anyway...tell me if I'm wrong!

Least Sandpipers

 Wilson's Snipe

 Itchy dowitcher


 Long-billed Dowitcher

 Western Sandpipers

Alright enough of that nonsense.  On the trail to the bird blind I found a House Wren with a fresh catch...


The regular birds were out in full force as well.  This Red-winged Blackbird looked normal until he showed me his bad side...


The numbers of American White Pelicans have DOUBLED since my last visit!  From four to eight! Haha. 


And the last bird I have for you is a wee little Marsh Wren, singing his or her heart out...


Other creatures were out and about like this sunning garter snake...


And this swimming muskrat...


So much cuter than nutria.  Good times!!