Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
"Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge"
"Trip Log ... February 27, 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 cloudy afternoon ...

 
Bald Eagle chasing Cackling Goose ... MORE Bald Eagle images

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Cackling Goose fleeing Bald Eagle. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken Febrary 27, 2010.
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Cackling Goose fleeing Bald Eagle. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken Febrary 27, 2010.

Yes, slightly out-of-focus, but still an thrilling part of the story !!! ... I thought the next few seconds were going to be it for the Goose ...
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Cackling Goose fleeing Bald Eagle, Goose landing (left image) and Eagle missing catch (right image). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken Febrary 27, 2010.

I honestly dont know what happened to the Goose ... after landing he was just GONE !!! ... do Geese dive ??? ... I know I would if someone was trying to eat me ...


... more ... MORE Bald Eagle images

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Bald Eagle. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken Febrary 27, 2010.
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Bald Eagle, full frame version of image above. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken Febrary 27, 2010.
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Bald Eagle. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken Febrary 27, 2010.


Scenic ...  

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Sunset Scenic. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken Febrary 27, 2010.






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