Renae Saftler and Bill Starr, both of Litchfield, were among those attending the recent Picnic for the Birds at the Ripley Waterfowl Sanctuary in Litchfield. The socially-distant event was a fundraiser and served as a warm-up for the sanctuary’s Sept. 26 fundraiser, which will also be a socially-distant affair. Below, a some of those in attendance. BZ photos

Amy Dyer of Washington, Conn., and Harvey Hubbell of Litchfield.

Byron and Rose Brooks of Litchfield

Rosie and Richard Furniss of Litchfield.

From left, Theo Starr, Amy Starr and Eliza Starr, all of Litchfield.

From left, Annie Jardin of Bristol and Breana Fleet and Robin Fleet, both of Litchfield.