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Eared Grebe, breeding plumage. Sunny warm June afternoon. Image on right was enlarged 200% via graphics program. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 17, 2011.

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 !!!

A very infrequent visitor to the Refuge.

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

 
May 29, 2007 ... May 29, 2007, Trip Log

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Eared Grebes, breeding plumage. View across Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 29, 2007. Sony Alpha 100, 300mm lens.


June 10, 2011 ... June 10, 2011, Trip Log

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Eared Grebe, breeding plumage. Overcast and gray day. On Rest Lake. Image on right had 2x "doubler", manual focus. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 10, 2011.
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Eared Grebe, breeding plumage. Overcast and gray day. On Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 10, 2011.


... with Gadwall ... June 10, 2011, Trip Log

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Eared Grebe, breeding plumage, with Gadwall. Overcast and gray day. On Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 10, 2011.


June 10, 2011 ... June 17, 2011, Trip Log

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Eared Grebe, breeding plumage. Sunny warm June afternoon. Image on right was enlarged 200% via graphics program. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 17, 2011.
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Eared Grebe, breeding plumage, with American Wigeon, both watching approaching Nutria. Sunny warm June afternoon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 17, 2011.


September 23, 2008 ... September 23, 2008, Trip Log

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Eared Grebe, non-breeding plumage. On Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 23, 2008.



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