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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 31, 2007.

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 !!!

The following are images captured of the Great Egret, arranged monthly. Not all Great Egret images are shown 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.

 
January 16, 2008 ... January 16, 2008, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 16, 2008.


February 28, 2008 ... February 28, 2008, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.


March 5, 2008 ... March 5, 2008, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


March 8, 2008 ... fishing ... March 8, 2008, Trip Log

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Great Egret, fishing. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.
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Great Egret ... fishing ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.
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Great Egret ... fishing ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.
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Great Egret ... with catch ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.


... windswept ... March 8, 2008, Trip Log

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Great Egret ... windswept ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.


April 20, 2008 ... April 20, 2008, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 20, 2008.


April 26, 2008 ... April 26, 2008, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.


May 3, 2013 ... May 3 and 6, 2013, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 3, 2013.


May 8, 2007 ... May 8, 2007, Trip Log

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Great Egrets. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 8, 2007.


May 10, 2008 ... May 10, 2008, Trip Log

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Great Egret ... hunting ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.
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Great Egret ... with lunch ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.
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Great Egret ... with lunch ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.
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Great Egret ... after lunch ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.


May 19, 2007 ... May 19, 2007, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 19, 2007.


July 14 and August 27, 2007 ... in a tree ... July 14, 2007, Trip Log
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Great Egrets in a tree (left) and two Great Egrets and one Great Blue Heron (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Left image taken July 14, 2007, and right image taken August 27, 2007.


August 20, 2011 ... August 20, 2011, Trip Log

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Great Egrets. Note breeding plumage feathers and darker orange bill on the one individual. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 20, 2011.


September 16, 2007 ... September 15 and 16, 2007, Trip Log

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Great Egret on Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 16, 2007.
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Great Egrets on Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 16, 2007.


September 19, 2007 ... September 19, 2007, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.
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Great Egret, catching fish. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.


... preening ... September 19, 2007, Trip Log

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Great Egret, preening. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.


... and reflection ... September 19, 2007, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.


September 21, 2007 ... September 21, 2007, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


Great Egret and Dragonfly ... September 21, 2007, Trip Log

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Great Egret with Dragonfly. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


... elegance ... September 21, 2007, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


... chasing one another ... September 21, 2007, Trip Log

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Great Egret ... chasing one another. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.
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Great Egrets, chasing one another (left) and "agitated" during chase (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


September 27, 2010 ... September 27, 2010, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 27, 2010.


September 28, 2009 ... September 29, 2009, Trip Log

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Great Egrets at Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 28, 2009.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 28, 2009.


October 8, 2007 ... October 8, 2007, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.


October 21, 2007 ... October 21, 2007, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 21, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 21, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 21, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 21, 2007.


October 23, 2007 ... October 22 and 23, 2007, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 23, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 22, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 23, 2007.
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Great Egret ... with water drop ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 23, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 23, 2007.


... grooming ... October 22 and 23, 2007, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 22, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 22, 2007.


November 2, 2007 ... November 2, 2007, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 2, 2007.


November 3, 2007 ... November 3, 2007, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2007.


November 3, 2009 ... November 3, 2009, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.


... head ... November 3, 2009, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.


November 13, 2007 ... November 13, 2007, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 13, 2007.


November 21, 2007 ... November 21, 2007, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.


November 23, 2007 ... November 23, 2007, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2007.


Lunch ... November 23, 2007, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2007.
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Great Egret ... with lunch ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2007.


November 25, 2007 ... November 25, 2007, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 25, 2007.


December 31, 2007 ... December 31, 2007, Trip Log

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 31, 2007.



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