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Ring-necked Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.

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 Ring-necked Duck, arranged monthly. Not all Ring-necked Duck images are shown here, more can be found in the "Trip Logs". Also, link out to the "Trip Logs" to see images of various birds, wildflowers, and wildlife seen on that day.

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

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Ring-necked Duck, male (left) and female (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 16, 2008.


February 1, 2013 ... February 1, 2013, Trip Log

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Ring-necked Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken February 1, 2013.
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Ring-necked Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken February 1, 2013.


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

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Ring-necked Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 3, 2008.
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Ring-necked Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 3, 2008.


February 19, 2008 ... February 19, 2008, Trip Log

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Ring-necked Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 19, 2008.
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Ring-necked Duck, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 19, 2008.


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

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Ring-necked Duck, female (front) and male (back). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.
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Ring-necked Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.
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Ring-necked Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.


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

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Ring-necked Duck, males, with ring visible. 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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Ring-necked Duck (left) and Lesser Scaup (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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Ring-necked Duck (left) and Lesser Scaup (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


Ring-necked Duck and "the chase" ... March 5, 2008, Trip Log

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Ring-necked Duck being chased for his "prize" by American Coot, male Wood Duck, and female Wood Duck bringing up the rear. On Bull Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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Ring-necked Duck being chased for his "prize" by male Wood Duck and American Coot. On Bull Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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Ring-necked Duck being chased for his "prize" by female and male Wood Duck. On Bull Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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Ring-necked Duck being chased for his "prize", with female Wood Duck. On Bull Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


Ring-necked Duck and "another chase" ... March 5, 2008, Trip Log

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Ring-necked Duck being chased by female Mallard. On Bull Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


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

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Ring-necked Duck, males. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.
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Ring-necked Duck pair. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.
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Ring-necked Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.
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Ring-necked Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.


March 18, 2008 ... March 18, 2008, Trip Log

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Ring-necked Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken March 18, 2010.
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Ring-necked Duck, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken March 18, 2010.


March 30, 2008 ... March 30, 2008, Trip Log

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Ring-necked Duck, male (left) and female (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 30, 2008.


April 2007 ... April 14 and 15, 2007, Trip Log

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Ring-necked Duck, male. The hint of color change around the male's neck (the "ring") can just be seen in these images. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 15, 2007.
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Ring-necked Duck, telephoto view showing brownish "ring" around neck. The hint of color change around the male's neck (the "ring") can just be seen in these images. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 14, 2007.


April 19, 2008 ... April 19, 2008, Trip Log

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Ring-necked Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 19, 2008.


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

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Ring-necked Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.
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Ring-necked Duck, male (left) and female (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.
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Ring-necked Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.


April 30, 2010 ... April 30, 2010, Trip Log

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Ring-necked Duck, male. Day overcast and gray. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 30, 2010.
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Ring-necked Duck, male. Day overcast and gray. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 30, 2010.


May 25, 2012 ... May 25, 2012, Trip Log

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Ring-necked Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 25, 2012.


August 2, 2010 ... August 2, 2010, Trip Log

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Ring-necked Ducks, juveniles. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 2, 2010.
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Ring-necked Ducks, juveniles. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 2, 2010.


August 28, 2011 ... August 28, 2011, Trip Log

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Ring-necked Duck, youngster, Bower Slough. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 28, 2011.
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Bower Slough scenic, Ring-necked Duck and Mallards. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 28, 2011.


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

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Ring-necked Duck. Bower Slough. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011.


September 9, 2011 ... September 9, 2011, Trip Log

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Ring-necked Duck, female. Bower Slough. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 9, 2011.


October 23, 2011 ... October 23, 2011, Trip Log

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Ring-necked Ducks, female (left) and male (right). Overcast and gray afternoon. South Big Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 23, 2011.



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