September Turtles at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
December 7, 2015
Pouring rain outside, I thought I’d take a little time travel break ~ back to a beautiful September day at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.
It was a day filled with turtles!
I remember watching a Pie-billed Grebe and several ducks in the creek.
I only saw one Wood Duck pair.
It was a quiet day with very few sightings and even fewer people.
I watched a Pileated Woodpecker for a bit. Is he a juvenile? His feathers are a bit spiky around his neck making me wonder if he had been in the creek.
Back to turtles….this poor fella spent about 15 minutes climbing up to share a log.
Unfortunately his friend wanted nothing to do with him and shoved him off!
I ate my lunch in the shade while watching a Kingfisher fly back and forth across the creek. I desperately wanted him to land on the snag in front of me. If he had, that’s what you’d be looking at now.
I slowly finished the route, watching more herons, egrets and Northern Harriers.
It was a gorgeous day of sun, rain, clouds and end of summer fun at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.
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