Determined to see the Coyotes that Jen-who-has-the-best-natureviewing-luck-at-Ridgefield always sees, I headed up to Ridgefield NWR again. I got there around 7:30am. Monday morning made for much more solitude than a Sunday....which was nice.
I hate to guess, but is it a Greater Yellowlegs? Hard to tell in these photos, but it did have yellow legs.
There seemed to be more Sandhill Cranes than last week. Many were flying over and I could hear them vocalizing all over the refuge.
A swivel-head Golden-crowned Sparrow
Sandhill Cranes hiding out near the blind.
I was excited to see this Fox Sparrow! I rarely see them. He was flocking with the Golden-crowned Sparrows and Juncos. They seemed to be eating berries.
This Red-tailed Hawk was preening. There appears to be a bit of meat on the log. Maybe he just finished a meal.
Sadly, I didn't see any Coyote,but I did see 28 bird species and have enjoyed my trips to Ridgefield so much lately that I purchased a yearly pass (well worth it!).