Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
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"Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge"
"Trip Log ... February 16, 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 day was overcast until 4:00 when the sun came out !!!!!!! ... Highlights included a male Hooded Merganser with a fish as big as he was, and a NEW Ridgefield Bird for me, the Red-breasted Sapsucker.

This trip includes ... Red-breasted Sapsucker ... Hooded Merganser (with fish) ... Ring-necked Duck ... Lesser Scaup ... Pied-billed Grebe ... American Coot ... Great Blue Heron ... Tundra Swans ... American Bittern ... Bald Eagle ... Red-tailed Hawk ... American Kestrel ... Canada Goose ... American Robin ... Black-tailed Deer ... Raccoons ...

 
Red-breasted Sapsucker ... MORE Red-breasted Sapsucker images

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Red-breasted Sapsucker. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.
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Red-breasted Sapsucker ... tapping tree ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.
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Red-breasted Sapsucker. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.
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Red-breasted Sapsucker. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.


Hooded Merganser ... with fish ... MORE Hooded Merganser images

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Hooded Merganser, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.
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Hooded Merganser, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.
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Hooded Merganser, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.
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Hooded Merganser, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.
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Hooded Merganser, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.
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"It's too big" ... Hooded Merganser, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.


Ring-necked Duck ... MORE Ring-necked Duck images

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Ring-necked Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.


Lesser Scaup ... MORE Lesser Scaup images

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Lesser Scaup, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.
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Lesser Scaup, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.


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

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Pied-billed Grebe. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.


American Coot ... MORE American Coot images

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American Coot. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 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, February 16, 2008.
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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.


Tundra Swans ... MORE Tundra Swan images

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Tundra Swans. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.
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Tundra Swans. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.
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Tundra Swans and Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.


American Bittern ... MORE American Bittern images

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Amercian Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.


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

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Amercian Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.
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Amercian Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.
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Amercian Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.


Bald Eagle ... MORE Bald Eagle images

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Bald Eagle. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.


... different ages ... MORE Bald Eagle images

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Bald Eagle. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 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, February 16, 2008.


American Kestrel ... with lunch ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel ... with lunch ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.


Canada Goose ... MORE Canada Goose images

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Canada Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.


American Robin ... MORE American Robin images

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American Robin. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.


Black-tailed Deer ... MORE Black-tailed Deer images

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Black-tailed Deer. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.
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Black-tailed Deer. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.
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Black-tailed Deer. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.
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Black-tailed Deer. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.


Raccoons ... MORE Raccoon images

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Raccoons. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.
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Raccoon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.


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