Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
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"Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge"
"Trip Log ... March 8, 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 !!!

The day started overcast, with some sun coming out late in the afternoon. A "first bird" --- the Western Meadowlark.

This trip includes ... American Kestrel ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Northern Shoveler ... Ring-necked Duck ... Ruddy Duck ... Bufflehead ... Pied-billed Grebe ... American Coot ... Canada Geese ... Cackling Geese ... Great Egret ... American Bittern ... Western Meadowlark ... Yellow-rumped Warbler ... Great Horned Owl ...

 
American Kestrel ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 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 8, 2008.


... in field ... MORE Red-tailed Hawk images

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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.


Lesser Scaup ... MORE Lesser Scaup images

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Lesser Scaup, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 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 8, 2008.
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Northern Shoveler, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.
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Northern Shovelers, male (left) and female (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.


... MORE ... MORE Northern Shoveler images

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Northern Shoveler, male Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.
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Northern Shovelers, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.


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

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Ring-necked Duck, males. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.
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Ring-necked Duck pair. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.
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Ring-necked Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.
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Ring-necked Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.


Ruddy Duck ... MORE Ruddy Duck images

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Ruddy Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.


Bufflehead ... MORE Bufflehead images

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Bufflehead, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.


Pied-billed Grebe ... MORE Pied-billed Grebe images

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Pied-billed Grebe. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.


American Coot ... MORE American Coot images

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American Coot. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.
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American Coot. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.


Canada Goose ... MORE Canada Geese images

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Canada Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.
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Canada Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.


Cackling Geese ... MORE Cackling Geese images

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Cackling Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.
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Cackling Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.


Cackling Geese ... "painting" ... MORE Cackling Geese images

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Cackling Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.


Great Egret ... fishing ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret, fishing. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.
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Great Egret ... fishing ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.
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Great Egret ... fishing ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.
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Great Egret ... with catch ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.


... windswept ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret ... windswept ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.


American Bittern ... MORE American Bittern images

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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.


Western Meadowlark ... MORE Western Meadowlark images

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Western Meadowlark. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.
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Western Meadowlark. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 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 8, 2008.
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Yellow-rumped Warbler. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.


Great Horned Owl ... MORE Great Horned Owl images

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Great Horned Owl. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.


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