This is the third installment of our New Year's Day of birding at Ridgefield NWR in Washington.
A classic Red-winged Blackbird in the Cattails.
Golden-crowned Sparrows were abundant on the paths and road.
You can see that this Song Sparrow had been foraging through the dirt for his food. He's got a dirty bill!
In years past we have seen Swans on the water and this year there were a lot too. They were quite a distance out, so binoculars and the scope were required to see them.
I think this is the only place I have ever viewed them.
I adore the Pintails and its always a treat to see them.
This male looks like he is all dressed in a suit and ready for his hot date!
This was another wonderful trip to Ridgefield and I'm looking forward to next year's annual trip.