Ridgefield NWR.

It had been months since I visited Ridgefield so I was psyched to get back up there and see the spring arrivals.  Right away I picked up a couple of year birds: Blue-winged Teal and Redhead.

More good stuff:

 Lazuli Bunting

 Cedar Waxwing

Common Yellowthroat


Young Song Sparrow, so damn cute my black heart melted.

 Another photo of a blackbird.  Yawn.

Pied-billed Grebe.  Can't wait for funny little zebra babies.

Cinnamon Teals: hands down the sexiest ducks I know.  Umm... except maybe Black Scoters.  Hmm. 

That's all I got.  Other highlights were two young Bald Eagles with one of their parents on the nest, Yellow-headed Blackbirds up the wazoo (is that the saying?), and only like three other people there including one guy mowing the edges of the road.  Good times!!


  1. The redhead is a great find! You saw lots of cool stuff! Glad they were mowing the edge and not spraying. The Kiwa trail had been sprayed with weed killer on the edges. Seemed really stupid to me...

  2. I agree with you on the sexiness of Cinnamon Teal. looks like a great time of year to be up at Ridgefield.

  3. I love the Grebe, Redhead and the Cinnamon Teal. But, my favorite is the Lazuli Bunting. I would love to see one in person someday. Great post on your outing. Happy Birding!

  4. Sweet shots. 'wazoo' is indeed the correct terminology.

  5. I just want to cuddle those goslings they are so INNOCENT and completely cute. The Little Sparrow too...AWWW...Man that Cinn Teal is stunning!!! Great birds JEN!

  6. Sweet shots, Jen! I'll have to live vicariously through your Cinnamon Teal since I haven't seen one of my own:)


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