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"Trip Log ... February 21, 2011"
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 !!!

Walked the North Carty Unit ... heavy cloud, overcast, dreary ... saw 34 species of birds in 3 hours, however photography of the birds was marginal at best ... way too dim ... Canon T2i with 300mm lens, handheld.

34 birds seen and/or heard include (in alphabetical order):
  • American Bittern (heard) ...
  • American Coot ...
  • American Crow ...
  • American Robin ...
  • American Wigeon ...
  • Bald Eagle ...
  • Bewick's Wren ...
  • Black-capped Chickadee ...
  • Bushtit ...
  • Cackling Geese ...
  • Canada Geese ...
  • Gadwall ...
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet ...
  •   Golden-crowned Sparrow ...
  • Great Blue Heron ...
  • Great Egret ...
  • Green-winged Teal ...
  •   Hutton's Vireo ...
  • Mallard ...
  • Northern Flicker ...
  • Northern Pintail ...
  • Northern Shoveler ...
  •   Pacific Wren ...
  •   Red-breasted Sapsucker ...
  • Red-tailed Hawk ...
  • Red-winged Blackbird (heard) ...
  •   Ruby-crowned Kinglet ...
  • Song Sparrow ...
  • Spotted Towhee ...
  • Trumpeter Swan ...
  • Tundra Swan ...
  • Western Scrub-Jay ...
  • White-breasted Nuthatch ...
  •   Yellow-rumped Warbler ...

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

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Golden-crowned Sparrow. Day was heavy cloud, overcast, and dreary. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken, February 21, 2011.


Hutton's Vireo ... MORE Hutton's Vireo images

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Hutton's Vireo. Day was heavy cloud, overcast, and dreary. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken, February 21, 2011.


Pacific Wren ... MORE Pacific Wren images

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Pacific Wren. Day was heavy cloud, overcast, and dreary. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken, February 21, 2011.


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

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Red-breasted Sapsucker. Day was heavy cloud, overcast, and dreary. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken, February 21, 2011.


Ruby-crowned Kinglet ... MORE Ruby-crowned Kinglet images

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Day was heavy cloud, overcast, and dreary. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken, February 21, 2011.


Yellow-rumped Warbler ... MORE Yellow-rumped Warbler images

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Yellow-rumped Warbler. Day was heavy cloud, overcast, and dreary. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken, February 21, 2011.


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