Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Ridgefield, WA, NWR

We have just a couple days left of our holiday vacation visiting family and are currently in Ridgefield, WA.

When here, we always make a drive through the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge to see what is there and what is currently passing through.  We had quite a thrill this year when we got to see hundreds of swans, several bald eagles, at least 3 different types of hawks, etc. Unfortunately, it was dusk and several pics were unworthy of being posted:

Nutria at dusk

It really was Swan Lake!!

immature Red Tail

check out the red teeth on this Nutria!

 a Red Tail getting up close an personal with a flock of Canadian Geese

I think my best pic yet of a Harrier hawk



  1. What a spectacular day on the refuge! Nutria look like such characters!

  2. It was definitely the most prolific wildlife day there yet:)


Eisenhower State Park, Kansas

We are enjoying our 3 week stay here at Eisenhower State Park  in northeast Kansas.  Another large lake, Melvern Lake, and beautiful scenic ...