Rainy October Day at Ridgefield NWR

Woke up with the ambition to go afield and went back to sleep with the sound of rain.  So i got a late start and decided to drive the River S loop at Ridgefield.

Saw my first Buffleheads of the season — love those birds and it is always a season highlight for me.  A lone Eurasian Widgeon was in the wetland beyond marker 11.  Too far out for any pictures however.  Swans are back.  A few Yellowlegs, a bunch of Siskins and Goldfinch feeding on Teasel seed, and ducks filling in the waterways.

Ecoregion Level IV 3a Portland/Vancouver Basin

eBird Report:
Ridgefield River S