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"Barnacle Goose"
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 Carty Unit has miles of trails including a 2-mile "Oaks to Wetlands" trail. A pair of binoculars is a must and a camera makes it even more fun !!!

This Barnacle Goose was reported within a flock of Cackling Geese, including two probably Barnacle Goose/Cackling Goose hybrids. This goose is being reviewed as to whether it is a wild goose (based on the possible "kids") or an escapee.

The following are images captured of the Barnacle Goose. Also link out to the "Trip Logs" to see more images of various birds, wildflowers, and wildlife seen each day.

 
February 22, 2011 ... February 22, 2011, Trip Log

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Barnacle Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.
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Barnacle Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.
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Barnacle Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.
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Barnacle Goose with Cackling Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.
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Barnacle Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.
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Barnacle Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.



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