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Image, 2009, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, click to enlarge
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American White Pelicans. On Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 9, 2009.

The River "S" Unit of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge has a 4.2 mile auto tour route and 1.5 mile seasonal hiking trail. The auto tour is an excellent way to see the Refuge. A pair of binoculars is a must and a camera makes it even more fun !!!

Not usually seen at the Refuge ...

The following are images captured of the American White Pelican, arranged monthly. Not all American White Pelican images are show here, more can be found throughout the Trip Logs. Also, link out to the "Trip Logs" to see more images of various birds, wildflowers, and wildlife seen each day.

 
June 6, 2009 ... June 6, 2009, Trip Log

It is believed the heavy thunderstorms of Thursday, June 4 (unusual for this area) drove the 23 American White Pelicans to seek shelter and rest and they ended up at Rest Lake, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. They remained all day Friday and were still there to photograph (under overcast and heavy cloud) on Saturday, June 6. The flock left the lake around 11:30 and disappeared over the Columbia River, only to return again about 15 minutes later to spend the rest of the day once again on Rest Lake.

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American White Pelicans. On Rest Lake. Day overcast and heavy clouds. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 6, 2009.
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American White Pelicans. On Rest Lake. Day overcast and heavy clouds. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 6, 2009.
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American White Pelicans. On Rest Lake. Day overcast and heavy clouds. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 6, 2009.
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American White Pelicans. Over Rest Lake. Day overcast and heavy clouds. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 6, 2009.
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Twenty-three American White Pelicans. Over Rest Lake. Day overcast and heavy clouds. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 6, 2009.
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American White Pelican, with red wing tag. Over Rest Lake. Day overcast and heavy clouds. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 6, 2009.


... bill ... MORE American White Pelican images

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American White Pelican, bill. On Rest Lake. Day overcast and heavy clouds. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 6, 2009.


June 9, 2009 ... June 9, 2009, Trip Log

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American White Pelicans. On Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 9, 2009.
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American White Pelicans. On Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 9, 2009.
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American White Pelicans. On Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 9, 2009.
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American White Pelican. On Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 9, 2009.
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American White Pelican. On Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 9, 2009.
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American White Pelicans, on Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 9, 2009.


... feeding ... June 9, 2009, Trip Log

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American White Pelicans. On Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 9, 2009.
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American White Pelicans. On Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 9, 2009.


... over Rest Lake ... June 9, 2009, Trip Log

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American White Pelican. Over Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 9, 2009.
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American White Pelican. Over Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 9, 2009.


July 8, 2011 ... July 8, 2011, Trip Log

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American White Pelicans. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken July 8, 2011.


July 29, 2012 ... July 29, 2012, Trip Log

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American White Pelican. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2012.
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American White Pelicans. On Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2012.



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