Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Years Day road trip!

Today we decided to take a trip to Ridgefield Washington. We toured the town and then went to visit Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is 5,150 acres and is the winter habitat for migrating birds of the Cascade Mountains. You can find out more information about the refuge at http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=13551. They have tons of hiking trails throughout the area that would be fun to visit in the early summer when everything is green and in bloom!

A male and female Mallard
A nutria!
Some Canadian Geese!
A prairie falcon!
View of the refuge!
Another view with all of the birds
These are either nutia or river otters...not sure which, but it is an adult and baby!
The snow capped hills in the background!
This area was filled with swans!

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