Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
"Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge"
"Spotted Sandpiper"
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 !!!

First saw a Spotted Sandpiper at the Refuge in 2007, but could obtain no photographs ... I never saw him there again until 2012 when I managed a really soft digiscoped image.

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

August 24, 2012 ... August 24, 2012, Trip Log

Image, 2012, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, click to enlarge
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Digiscoped image, Spotted Sandpipers, on Rest Lake. Sunny WINDY late afternoon. Digiscoped with a Nikon Field Scope 50 and Canon S95. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 24, 2012.

August 2012