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Image, 2010, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, click to enlarge
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Peregrine Falcon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 15, 2010.

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 !!

The Peregrine Falcon is named after a latin word "peregrinus", meaning "wandering". Other names for the bird have included "duck hawk", "great-footed hawk", "ledge hawk", "stone hawk", "rock hawk", "bullet hawk", and "wandering falcon".

The following are images of the Peregrine Falcon, arranged monthly. Not all Peregrine Falcon 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.

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

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Peregrine Falcon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2012.


August 15, 2010 ... August 15, 2010, Trip Log

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Peregrine Falcon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 15, 2010.
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Peregrine Falcon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 15, 2010.
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Peregrine Falcon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 15, 2010.


September 1 and 6, 2011 ... September 1, 2011, Trip Log
September 6, 2011, Trip Log

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Peregrine Falcon, adult. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Left image taken September 1, 2011. Right image taken September 6, 2011.


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

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Peregrine Falcon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 5, 2007.


December 3, 2012 ... December 3, 2012, Trip Log

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Peregrine Falcon. Overcast and drizzle. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 3, 2012.



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