The 9th of October, a rainy Sunday morning, brought Patrick and I to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge (Friends) in Washington. That weekend was their annual Birdfest, and we went for a morning family bird walk at the River S Unit (Kiwa Trail). The Audubon volunteer led a 1.2 mile walk looking for birds, and while we saw many (including sandhill cranes, northern harriers, and great blue herons), other creatures seemed to steal the show (pics). The little girl in some of the pictures was very cute, and I loved how Patrick made sure to show her any critter he caught. Her mom is part of the Portland-based group The Waxwings, and you can take a listen here.