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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 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 Northern Harrier is often called the "Marsh Hawk".

The following are images captured of the Northern Harrier, arranged monthly. Not all Northern Harrier images found in the "Trip Logs" are shown on this page. Also, link out to the "Trip Logs" to see more images of various birds, wildflowers, and wildlife seen each day.

 
January 6, 2009 ... January 6, 2009, Trip Log

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 6, 2009.
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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 6, 2009.


January 13 and 23, 2009 ... January 13, 2009, Trip Log
January 23, 2009, Trip Log

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Northern Harrier, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Left image taken, January 13, 2009. Right image taken January 23, 2009.


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

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


January 23, 2008 ... with lunch ... January 23, 2008, Trip Log

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.
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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.


February 3, 2008 ... February 3, 2008, Trip Log

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 3, 2008.


February 3, 2009 ... February 3, 2009, Trip Log

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 3, 2009.


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

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

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Northern Harrier ... grooming ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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Northern Harrier ... grooming ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


March 25, 2007 ... March 25, 2007, Trip Log

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Northern Harrier, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 25, 2007.


April 12, 2008 ... April 12, 2008, Trip Log

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 12, 2008.


April 20, 2007 ... April 20, 2007, Trip Log

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 20, 2007.
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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 20, 2007.


June 19, 2007 ... June 19 and 20, 2007, Trip Log

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Northern Harrier, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 19, 2007.


July 31, 2007 ... July 31, 2007, Trip Log

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 31, 2007.


August 2007 ... August 25, 2007, Trip Log
August 30, 2007, Trip Log

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 25, 2007.
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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 30, 2007.


September 7, 2011 ... September 7, 2011, Trip Log

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011.


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

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.
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Northern Harrier. 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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Northern Harrier chasing Red-tailed Hawk (left) and Northern Harrier flying (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.
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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


September 26, 2007 ... September 26, 2007, Trip Log

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Northern Harrier at sunset. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.
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Northern Harrier in field. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.


October 5, 2007 ... October 5, 2007, Trip Log

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Northern Harrier, male (left) and female (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 5, 2007.
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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 5, 2007.


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

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


October 22, 2008 ... October 22, 2008, Trip Log

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.


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

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


Northern Harrier behavior ... November 3, 2007, Trip Log

The following Northern Harrier images were taken on November 3, 2007. Harrier "A" (on left) was the initial agressor who landed next to Harrier "B". The two birds lowered their heads, circled each other 180 degrees, and then separated. Harrier "A" (who I kept photographing) walked away, all the while with head lowered.

For a series of 19 images of these two Northern Harriers --- CONTINUE.


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Two Northern Harriers. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2007.
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Harrier "A", 3:48 p.m. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2007.


November 4, 2009 ... November 4, 2009, Trip Log

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 4, 2009.
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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 4, 2009.


November 13, 2010 ... November 13, 2010, Trip Log

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Northern Harrier. Late afternoon with heavy drizzle. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 13, 2010.
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Northern Harrier. Late afternoon with heavy drizzle. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 13, 2010.


November 2007 ... November 13, 2007, Trip Log
November 21, 2007, Trip Log

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


November 22, 2009 ... November 22, 2009, Trip Log

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Northern Harrier, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 22, 2009.


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

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


... in flight ... November 23, 2007, Trip Log

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


November 23, 2008 ... November 23, 2008, Trip Log

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.
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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.


December 28, 2009 ... December 28, 2009, Trip Log

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Northern Harrier, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.
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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.
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Northern Harrier, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.



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