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Virginia Rail. North side of Long Lake (dead tree area) just off the road. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 20, 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 !!!

This webauthor heard about the Virginia Rail on April 14, 2007. Getting to the Bird Blind early on the morning of April 15th produced results, with the Virginia Rail almost immediately presenting himself/herself.

The following are images captured of the Virginia Rail, arranged monthly. Not all Virginia Rail 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.

 
March 4, 2011 ... March 4, 2011, Trip Log

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Virginia Rail. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day drizzly to heavy rain. Image taken, March 4, 2011.
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Virginia Rail. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day drizzly to heavy rain. Image taken, March 4, 2011.


March 28, 2011 ... March 28, 2011, Trip Log

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Virginia Rail. Overcast and gray day. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 28, 2011.


April 2008 ... April 1, 2008, Trip Log
April 3, 2008, Trip Log

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Virginia Rail. North side of South Quigley Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 1, 2008.
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Virginia Rail. North side of South Quigley Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 3, 2008.


April 18, 2011 ... April 18, 2011, Trip Log

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Virginia Rail. South Quigley Lake. Typical spring day with some sun, some clouds, and some rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, North Carty Unit. Image taken, April 18, 2011.


May 3, 2011 ... May 3, 2011, Trip Log

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Virginia Rail. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 3, 2011.


May 15, 2007 ... May 15, 2007, Trip Log

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Virginia Rail. At the Bird Blind. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 15, 2007.
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Virginia Rail. At the Bird Blind. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 15, 2007.


May 30, 2008 ... May 30, 2008, Trip Log

Enjoy images of a Virginia Rail Family, taken on May 30, 2008, from the Kiwa Trail.

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"Mom and Baby" ... Virginia Rail. From the Kiwa Trail. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 30, 2008.


June 20, 2007 ... June 20, 2007, Trip Log

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Virginia Rail. North side of Long Lake (dead tree area) just off the road. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 20, 2007.
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Virginia Rail. North side of Long Lake (dead tree area) just off the road. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 20, 2007.


September 1, 2008 ... September 1, 2008, Trip Log

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Virginia Rail. Canal eastside Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 1, 2008.
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Virginia Rail. Canal eastside Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 1, 2008.



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