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"Trip Log ... February 22, 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 !!!

On/off snow showers with an occasional sun break ... went to see the Barnacle Goose !!!!!!!!!

This trip includes:   Barnacle Goose ... Canada Goose, Dusky, banded ... American Bittern ... Great Blue Heron ... Ring-necked Duck ... Hooded Merganser ... Mallard ... Bald Eagle ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Spotted Towhee ... Golden-crowned Sparrow ... Ruby-crowned Kinglet ... Yellow-rumped Warbler ... European Starling ...

 
Barnacle Goose ... MORE Barnacle Goose images

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Barnacle Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.
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Barnacle Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.
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Barnacle Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.
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Barnacle Goose with Cackling Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.
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Barnacle Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.
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Barnacle Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.


Canada Goose ... Dusky, banded #242 and #287 ... MORE Canada Goose images

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Dusky Canada Goose, banded #242 (left) and #287 (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.


American Bittern ... MORE American Bittern images

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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.


Great Blue Heron ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.


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

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Ring-necked Duck, female (front) and male (back). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.
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Ring-necked Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.
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Ring-necked Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.


Hooded Merganser ... MORE Hooded Merganser images

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Hooded Merganser, male, during snow shower. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.
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Hooded Merganser, female, during snow shower. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.


Mallard ... MORE Mallard images

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Mallard, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.


Bald Eagle ... MORE Bald Eagle images

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Bald Eagle, during snow shower. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.


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

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Red-tailed Hawk, during sun break. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.


Spotted Towhee ... MORE Spotted Towhee images

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Spotted Towhee. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.


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

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Yellow-rumped Warbler. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.


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

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.


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

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Yellow-rumped Warbler. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.
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Yellow-rumped Warbler. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.


European Starling ... MORE European Starling images

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European Starling. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Day overcast, snow showers, brief sunbreaks. Image taken, February 22, 2011.


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