White herons at Ridgefield

Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge, Washington,  2/7/2019

Cold and snowy in the Pacific Northwest. We went to the wildlife refuge to stretch our legs and look for birds. We walked the Oaks to Wetlands trail in the Carty Unit. Hike #8, 3.2 miles.

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Bridge into the refuge.

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Old oak tree.

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Great blue heron on the path.

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Wild geese in the distance.

We saw several great blue herons, and two of them seemed to have a white egret companion, but after a little googling, we found that there is a white morph of the great blue heron.

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Two herons across one of the lakes.

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We saw another pair in the distance across the northernmost lake.

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Icy shoreline, two herons in the far distance.

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Zoomed in – the two herons.

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Crafting

I knit a Brioche Headscarf, pattern by Margaret K. L. Thompson, out of the leftover Berroco Millifiori hat yarn. Two evenings of knitting, I just need to add a button.

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I am working on framing my Jane Austen’s House cross stitch.

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