Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
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"Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge"
"Trip Log ... February 18, 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 cold and crisp and sunny ... highlights included a flock of gulls 40 or 50 strong circling the Refuge ... the flock included Ring-billed Gulls and Mew Gulls ... the Mew Gull was Ridgefield bird #105 for me ... another highlight was the American Kestrels testing out the nesting box ...

This trip includes ...   American Bittern ... American Kestrel ... Cackling Geese ... Golden-crowned Sparrow ... Great Blue Heron ... Great Horned Owl ... Mallard ... Mew Gull ... Mourning Dove ... Northern Pintail ... Northern Shoveler ... Pied-billed Grebe ... Red-breasted Sapsucker ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Ring-billed Gull ... Ruddy Duck ... Song Sparrow ... Tundra Swans ... White-breasted Nuthatch ...

 
American Bittern ... MORE American Bittern images

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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.
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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.
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American Bittern, head (left) and with catch (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.


American Kestrel ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.
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American Kestrel, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.


... pair ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel pair. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.
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American Kestrel pair. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.
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American Kestrel male in nest box. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.


Cackling Geese ... MORE Cackling Geese images

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Cackling Geese in a row. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.


Golden-crowned Sparrow ... MORE Golden-crowned Sparrow images

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Golden-crowned Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 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 18, 2008.
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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.


Great Horned Owl ... MORE Great Horned Owl images

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Great Horned Owl. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.


Mallard ... MORE Mallard images

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Mallard, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.


Mew Gull ... MORE Mew Gull images

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Mew Gull. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.
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Mew Gull. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.


Mourning Dove ... MORE Mourning Dove images

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Mourning Dove. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.
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Mourning Dove. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.


Northern Pintail ... MORE Northern Pintail images

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Northern Pintails feeding. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.


Northern Shoveler ... MORE Northern Shoveler images

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Northern Shoveler, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.
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Northern Shoveler, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 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 18, 2008.


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 18, 2008.
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Red-breasted Sapsucker. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.
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Red-breasted Sapsucker. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 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 18, 2008.


Ring-billed Gull ... MORE Ring-billed Gull images

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Ring-billed Gull. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.
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Ring-billed Gull. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.


Ruddy Duck ... MORE Ruddy Duck images

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Ruddy Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.


Song Sparrow ... MORE Song Sparrow images

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Song Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.


Song Sparrow ... "painting" ... MORE Song Sparrow images

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Song Sparrow ... "painting" ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.


Tundra Swans ... MORE Tundra Swan images

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Tundra Swans. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.
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Tundra Swans. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.


White-breasted Nuthatch ... MORE White-breasted Nuthatch images

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White-breasted Nuthatch. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.
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White-breasted Nuthatch. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.


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