Green Heron at Ridgefield NWR

Green Heron, uncommon… rarely seen… this one was my second sighting. While taking the auto-tour route at the S unit of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge we spotted this “first summer” Green Heron (Butorides virescens) wading in the slough at the Rest Lake end of the tour. The bird was drawing a crowd, four cars were stopped and some big camera lenses were in evidence.

Green Heron
bird Green Heron Ridgefield NWR Clark County WA Uncommon to Rarely seen

It’s a little early for the fall migration yet but we also saw (and heard) three Sandhill Cranes. It was a good day.


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