Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
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"Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge"
"Trip Log ... April 12, 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 !!!

This trip includes ... Great Horned Owl (adult and baby) ... Northern Harrier ... American Bittern ... Great Blue Heron ... Marsh Wren ... Song Sparrow ... Golden-crowned Sparrow ... Savannah Sparrow ... Wood Duck ... Ring-necked Duck ... Bufflehead ... Steller's Jay ... Six Turtles ...

 
Great Horned Owl ... "hooting" ... MORE Great Horned Owl images

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Great Horned Owl ... "hooting" ... This is one of the parents of the baby owl in the next images, and was photographed "hooting". She/he was sitting in a tree across the slough behind the nest. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 12, 2008.


Great Horned Owl ... baby ... MORE Great Horned Owl images

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Great Horned Owl, baby. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 12, 2008.


Northern Harrier ... MORE Northern Harrier images

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 12, 2008.


American Bittern ... MORE American Bittern images

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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 12, 2008.
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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 12, 2008.
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American Bittern ... feathers ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 12, 2008.


American Bittern ... in grasses ... MORE American Bittern images

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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 12, 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, April 12, 2008.


Marsh Wren ... MORE Marsh Wren images

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Marsh Wren. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 12, 2008.


Song Sparrow ... MORE Song Sparrow images

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Song Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 12, 2008.


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

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Golden-crowned Sparrow (left) and Savannah Sparrow (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 12, 2008.


Wood Duck ... MORE Wood Duck images

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Wood Duck. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 12, 2008.
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Wood Duck. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 12, 2008.


Wood Duck chasing Ring-necked Duck ... MORE Ring-necked Duck images
MORE Wood Duck images

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Wood Duck spots Ring-necked Duck. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 12, 2008.
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Wood Duck begins chasing Ring-necked Duck. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 12, 2008.
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Wood Duck chasing Ring-necked Duck. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 12, 2008.
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Wood Duck. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 12, 2008.


Bufflehead ... MORE Bufflehead images

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Bufflehead. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 12, 2008.


Steller's Jay ... MORE Steller's Jay images

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Steller's Jays. Along the "Canyon Road". Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 12, 2008.
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Steller's Jay. Along the "Canyon Road". Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 12, 2008.


Turtles ... MORE Turtle images

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Six Turtles ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 12, 2008.


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