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"Trip Log ... January 28, 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 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 !!!

Overcast and gray ... new photo bird !!!!! ... a 1st-winter Common Goldeneye male was in Bower Slough ... another "first" was a Eurasian Common Teal hanging out with his American Green-winged Teal cousins ... Canon Rebel T1i with 300mm f4.

This trip includes ... Common Goldeneye ... Eurasian Common Teal ... Green-winged Teal ... Northern Pintail ... Northern Pintails and Bald Eagle ... Northern Shoveler ... Lesser Scaup ... Pied-billed Grebe ... Tundra Swan ... Great Blue Heron ... American Bittern ... Red-winged Blackbird ... Herring Gull ... American Kestrel ... Merlin ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Rough-legged Hawk ... Northern Harrier ...

 
Common Goldeneye ... MORE Common Goldeneye images

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Common Goldeneye, male. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.
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Common Goldeneye, male. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.
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Common Goldeneye, male. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.


Eurasian Common Teal and Green-winged Teal ... MORE Green-winged Teal images

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Eurasian Common Teal (behind) and American Green-winged Teal (foreground) in left image, Eurasian Common Teal in right image. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.
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Eurasian Common Teal, male, with Northern Pintail, male. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.


Northern Pintail ... MORE Northern Pintail images

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Northern Pintail, male. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.
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Northern Pintails, female (left) and male (right background). Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.


Northern Pintails with Bald Eagle ... MORE Northern Pintail images
MORE Bald Eagle images

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Northern Pintails with Bald Eagle. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.
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Northern Pintails with Bald Eagle. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.


Northern Shoveler ... MORE Northern Shoveler images

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Northern Shovelers, female (left) and male (right). Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.


Lesser Scaup ... MORE Lesser Scaup images

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Lesser Scaup, female. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.
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Lesser Scaup, male. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.


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

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Pied-billed Grebe. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.


Tundra Swan ... MORE Tundra Swan images

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Tundra Swans. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.


Great Blue Heron ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.
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Great Blue Heron. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.
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Great Blue Heron. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.


American Bittern ... MORE American Bittern images

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American Bittern. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.
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American Bittern. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.
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American Bittern. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.
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American Bittern. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.


... in the grasses ... MORE American Bittern images

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American Bittern. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.


Red-winged Blackbird ... MORE Red-winged Blackbird images

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Red-winged Blackbird, male. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.


Herring Gull ... MORE Herring Gull images

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Herring Gull. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.


American Kestrel ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel, female. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.


Merlin ... MORE Merlin images

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Merlin. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.
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Merlin. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.


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

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Red-tailed Hawk. Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.


Rough-legged Hawk and Northern Harrier ... MORE Rough-legged Hawk images
MORE Northern Harrier images

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Rough-legged Hawk (left) and Northern Harrier (right). Weather gray and overcast, but no rain. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 28, 2010.


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