Ridgefield NWR.

Yesterday was my last day of work for the year!  And the afternoon was dry!  Kind of.  I went up to Ridgefield to enjoy it and celebrate the end of the world.  Nothing too exciting going on, what with it being winter and getting dark out at 3:30...


Herons, egrets, and nutria were all out and about looking for snacks.


Plenty of Red-tailed Hawks around- I average about 8 per visit, along with one or two Red-shouldereds.  Still no Rough-leggeds.


There was another hawk yesterday...


I am leaning towards Cooper's because the streaks seem kind of think and the legs aren't all long and skinny lookin.  Eh?  Crap photo I know.

The "best" bird of the afternoon was a lone out of season Tree Swallow cruising one of the ponds...


Pretty random.  It was an alright afternoon... Hopefully with a week off from work I can scrounge up some more good birds to share with y'all. 

Happy holidays!