The worst part of going to places like Bear River is that it's a let down when you go birding the next time. With a dental appointment in Vancouver, we made our traditional stop at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Though it can be a great stop during Spring and Fall migration, it is as slow in the summer as the Puget Sound area.
Judging by this trip, it was even slower. The only bird I managed a shot of was this Great Blue Heron scratching itself.
With few birds in sight, I had to shift my focus to Painted Turtles
though I’ll have to admit I was actually excited over these sightings.
No use being a stick-in-the-mud because your vacation is over.