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"Trip Log ... January 23, 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 morning was bright and sunny and COLD !!! ... The canals and sloughs, as well as most of Rest Lake, were frozen.

This trip includes ... Pied-billed Grebe ... Lesser Scaup ... Mallard ... American Coot ... Tundra Swans ... Great Blue Heron ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Rough-legged Hawk ... Northern Harrier ... Bald Eagle ... Snow Goose ... Frozen Long Lake ... Frozen Rest Lake ...

 
Pied-billed Grebe ... MORE Pied-billed Grebe images

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Pied-billed Grebes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.
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Pied-billed Grebe. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.


Lesser Scaup ... MORE Lesser Scaup images

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Lesser Scaup, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.


Mallard ... MORE Mallard images

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Mallards walking on ice. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.


American Coot ... More American Coot images

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American Coot walking on ice, South Big Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.
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American Coot, going for a walk, frozen Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.


Tundra Swans ... MORE Tundra Swan images

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Tundra Swans, on a frozen Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.


Great Blue Heron ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.


Red-tailed Hawk ... MORE Red-tailed Hawk images

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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.


Rough-legged Hawk ... MORE Rough-legged Hawk images

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Rough-legged Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.
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Rough-legged Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.


Northern Harrier ... MORE Northern Harrier images

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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.


Bald Eagle ... MORE Bald Eagle images

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Bald Eagle, adult (left) and youngster (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.


Snow Geese ... MORE Snow Geese images

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A "gazillion" Snow Geese !!!. This is only PART of the flock which went overhead. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.
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Snow Goose flock This is only PART of the flock which went overhead. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.
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Snow Goose flock. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.
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Snow Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.
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Snow Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.


Frozen Long Lake ...  

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Long Lake ... frozen ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.


Frozen Rest Lake ...  

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Tundra Swans and a frozen Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.
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Nutria and Tundra Swans and a frozen Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.


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