Tuesday, May 04, 2010

More from Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge

On Sunday, we decided to take a quick drive back up to the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge. The last time we were there it was well into the fall season and since it's now spring we wanted to see the difference. We got to see some pretty fantastic stuff this time around and can't wait to go back late spring/early summer to see even more changes!

5 golden rings, 4 calling birds, 3 French hens, 2 turtle doves, eh, oh wait, those are 2 turtles on a rusty pipe, my bad.
Seriously cute fluff balls!

These orange winged birds were out in full force. I love this picture because it shows how they would hold onto the sides of the reeds (click on picture to see it better). They chattered quite a bit too.

These two were arguing about something.
Oh my, aren't you handsome! This is one of my favorite pictures from the day.

A lot wetter this time of year and starting to green up quite nicely.

So we were driving along the S-unit loop, minding our own business and we come across a traffic jam of sorts. At first we were stumped why the cars were all stopped but then we saw them, two baby owls and right across the way, their mama keeping a close eye on them. Because of where the tree was and all the back light coming from the sun it was very difficult to get a good picture. I managed to get this one of one of the owlets though. They were big enough to be out of the nest and climbing on the limbs but still too young and fluffy to be flying. Their gorgeous mom was in a nearby tree. It was an amazing sight to see so close up.

As crazy as it sounds, this picture reminds me of my boys. Me trying to do something like take a picture and my boys peaking their heads in, "hey mom, whatcha doing?" Just add some googly eyes and I bet you'd have a hard time telling them apart from the kids!

I tortured my boys and made them stand by a tree so I could get a picture or two.
My handsome Noah.

My silly fuzzy haired Oliver.

One of many pictures I took to try and get one of them together.
No, that is not a hug.


The Pyryt Nest said...

That is probably the best picture ever of Noah. I can't wait to visit this place!

Anonymous said...

Great photos! The black birds are red-winged black birds. They really love the marshes.