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"Trip Log ... February 28, 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 !!!

A nice sunny spring day. First pair of Wood Ducks for the year. This trip introduces the Canon 40D with a 400mm lens.

This trip includes ... Wood Duck ... Mallard ... Lesser Scaup ... Northern Shoveler ... Cackling Geese ... Great Egret ... Great Blue Heron ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Bufflehead ... Northern Pintail ... Ring-necked Duck ... American Wigeon ... American Coot ... Red-breasted Sapsucker ... Downy Woodpecker ...

 
Wood Duck ... MORE Wood Duck images

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Wood Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.
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Wood Duck, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.


Mallard ... MORE Mallard images

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Mallard pair. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.
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Mallard, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.
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Mallard, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.


Lesser Scaup ... MORE Lesser Scaup images

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Lesser Scaup, male (left) and female (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.
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Lesser Scaup, male (left) and female (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 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 28, 2008.
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Northern Shoveler, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.


Cackling Geese ... leaving Rest Lake ... MORE Cackling Geese images

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Cackling Geese leaving Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.
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Cackling Geese leaving Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.
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Cackling Geese leaving Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.
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Cackling Geese leaving Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.
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Cackling Geese leaving Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.


Great Egret ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 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 28, 2008.
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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 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 28, 2008.


Bufflehead ... MORE Bufflehead images

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Bufflehead, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.


Northern Pintail ... MORE Northern Pintail images

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Northern Pintail, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.


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

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Ring-necked Duck, males, with ring visible. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.


American Wigeon ... MORE American Wigeon images

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American Wigeon, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.


American Coot ... MORE American Coot images

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American Coot. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.


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

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Red-breasted Sapsucker ... with holes (left) and with sap (right) ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.


Downy Woodpecker ... MORE Downy Woodpecker images

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Downy Woodpecker. Found on the "Canyon Road". Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.


... upside down on tree limb ... MORE Downy Woodpecker images

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Downy Woodpecker. Found on the "Canyon Road". Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.
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Downy Woodpecker. Found on the "Canyon Road". Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.


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