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Steider Studios.Ridgefield Turtle Trio.9.3.15

Pouring rain outside, I thought I’d take a little time travel break ~ back to a beautiful September day at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

Steider Studios.Ridgefield Frog with Turtle.9.3.15

It was a day filled with turtles!

Steider Studios.Ridgefield Grebe.9.3.15

I remember watching a Pie-billed Grebe and several ducks in the creek.

Steider Studios.Ridgefield Wood Duck.9.3.15

I only saw one Wood Duck pair.

Steider Studios.Ridgefield NWR.9.3.15

It was a quiet day with very few sightings and even fewer people.

Steider Studios.Ridgefield Pileated on Snag.9.3.15

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.

Steider Studios.Turtle.Pair.Ridgefield.9.3.15

Back to turtles….this poor fella spent about 15 minutes climbing up to share a log.

Steider Studios.Ridgefield Turtle Fight.9.3.15

Unfortunately his friend wanted nothing to do with him and shoved him off!

Steider Studios.lunch spot.9.3.15

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.

Steider Studios.Ridgefield Northern Harrier.9.3.15

I slowly finished the route, watching more herons, egrets and Northern Harriers.

Steider Studios.Ridgefield Quiet Day.9.3.15

It was a gorgeous day of sun, rain, clouds and end of summer fun at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

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