11/30/2019 Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge, WA
On a cold morning we walked the Oaks to Wetlands Trail in the northern unit – the best views are from the railroad bridge. (Hike #55, 2 miles)
Swans in the lake…
Bird, oak galls.
We then drove the Auto Tour Route in the southern River ‘S’ unit and saw many more birds than were here in early October.
View from the bird blind – swans and geese will be closer on the far side of the driving loop.
Beyond the lake, a large flock of tall birds…
sand hill cranes, a heron,
and an egret.
A great blue heron landed right next to the road.
Meanwhile, in the lake:
Lots of geese and swans,
and a black swan.
Knitting and the darning pile:
Fingerless mitts – just need the thumbs. Malabrigo Arroyo in the Jupiter color way.
Darned and depilled – three pairs of socks and a sweater!