[Tweeters] Ridgefield NWR - June 16, 2013

A & S Hill 60stops2home at kalama.com
Tue Jun 18 20:54:01 PDT 2013

Hello Tweeters,

We've been busy with company, so here's a slightly late report of our nice
day at Ridgefield NWR on Sunday, June 16, 2013. Before I begin, let me just
drop a little hint - WEAR BUG SPRAY if you're getting out of your vehicle.
We remembered the sunscreen, though.

We saw and/ or heard at least 29 species along the Auto Tour and ran across
a fellow flickrite (Hi George) on the Kiwa Trail. There were many bird calls
we didn't recognize, so the species count is only for those identified. A
few photos were snapped by me and my husband:

Savannah Sparrow (badly backlit) http://flic.kr/p/eP5Leo

Tree Swallow youngster http://flic.kr/p/eNTjCa

Willow Flycatcher on the Kiwa Trail http://flic.kr/p/ePSgcs

Cinnamon Teal male and female http://flic.kr/p/ePFmUH swimming with
Blue-winged Teal male and female (life bird) http://flic.kr/p/ePSQBo

Pied-billed Grebe parents with five chicks (first time seeing chicks for
me!) http://flic.kr/p/eNTmu6

Amy and Steve Hill

Kalama, Washington

628 feet up in Cowlitz County

60stops2home at kalama dot com

artlessfun at yahoo dot com

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