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"Trip Log ... March 5, 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. Two more first photographed birds - the Ruby-crowned Kinglet and the Yellow-rumped Warbler were photographed in the shadows of the "Ash Forest" ...

This trip includes ... Great Egret ... Great Blue Heron ... Northern Shoveler ... Wood Duck ... American Coot ... Mallard ... Bufflehead ... "Walking on Water" ... Ruddy Duck ... Pied-billed Grebe ... Ring-billed Duck ... Lesser Scaup ... Canada Goose ... American Kestrel ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Northern Harrier ... Bald Eagle ... Red-winged Blackbird ... Song Sparrow ... Golden-crowned Sparrow ... White-crowned Sparrow ... Ruby-crowned Kinglet ... Yellow-rumped Warbler ...

 
Great Egret ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 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, March 5, 2008.
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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


Northern Shoveler ... MORE Northern Shoveler images

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Northern Shoveler, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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Northern Shoveler, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


Wood Duck ... MORE Wood Duck images

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Wood Duck pair. Male on left and female on right. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


American Coot ... with lunch ... MORE American Coot images

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American Coot. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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American Coot. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


Mallard ... MORE Mallard images

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Mallard, male (left image) and female (right image). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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Mallard, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


Bufflehead ... MORE Bufflehead images

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Bufflehead, male ... flying ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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Bufflehead, male ... ready to land ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


... "walking on water" ... MORE Ruddy Duck images
MORE Pied-billed Grebe images

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Ruddy Duck ... "walking on water" ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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Pied-billed Grebe ... "walking on water" ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


Ruddy Duck ... MORE Ruddy Duck images

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Ruddy Ducks. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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Ruddy Duck. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


Ring-necked Duck and Lesser Scaup ... MORE Ring-necked Duck images
MORE Lesser Scaup images

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Ring-necked Duck (left) and Lesser Scaup (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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Ring-necked Duck (left) and Lesser Scaup (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


Ring-necked Duck ... "the chase" ... MORE Ring-necked Duck images

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Ring-necked Duck being chased for his "prize" by American Coot, male Wood Duck, and female Wood Duck bringing up the rear. On Bull Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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Ring-necked Duck being chased for his "prize" by male Wood Duck and American Coot. On Bull Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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Ring-necked Duck being chased for his "prize" by female and male Wood Duck. On Bull Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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Ring-necked Duck being chased for his "prize", with female Wood Duck. On Bull Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


Ring-necked Duck and "another chase" ... MORE Ring-necked Duck images

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Ring-necked Duck being chased by female Mallard. On Bull Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


Canada Goose ... MORE Canada Goose images

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Canada Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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Canada Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


American Kestrel ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 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, March 5, 2008.


Northern Harrier ... MORE Northern Harrier images

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


... grooming ... MORE Northern Harrier images

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Northern Harrier ... grooming ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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Northern Harrier ... grooming ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


Bald Eagle ... MORE Bald Eagle images

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Bald Eagle, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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Bald Eagle, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


Red-winged Blackbird ... MORE Red-winged Blackbird images

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Red-winged Blackbird. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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Red-winged Blackbird. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


... grooming ... MORE Red-winged Blackbird images

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Red-winged Blackbird, shaking and scratching. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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Red-winged Blackbird. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


Song Sparrow ... MORE Song Sparrow images

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Song Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


Golden-crowned Sparrow and White-crowned Sparrow ... MORE Golden-crowned Sparrow images
MORE White-crowned Sparrow images

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Golden-crowned Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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White-crowned Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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White-crowned Sparrow, left, with Golden-crowned Sparrow on right. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


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

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


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

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Yellow-rumped Warbler. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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Yellow-rumped Warbler. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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Yellow-rumped Warbler. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


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