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"Trip Log ... April 14 and 15, 2007"
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 !!!

April 14 and 15 were similar in weather, lighting, and birds seen, so the days are combined in this "trip log".

This trip includes ... American Kestrel ... Northern Shoveler ... Shoveler-Teal Confrontation ... Cinnamon Teal ... Red-winged Blackbird ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Northern Harrier ... Belted Kingfisher ... Lesser Scaup ... Ring-necked Duck ... Green-winged Teal ... Wood Duck ... Northern Pintail ... Gadwall ... Mallards ... American Coot ... Great Blue Herons ... American Bittern ... Dunlin ... Long-billed Dowitcher ... Greater Yellowlegs ... Double-crested Cormorant ... Canada Geese ... Western Painted Turtles ... Nutria ...

 
American Kestrel ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 14, 2007.


Northern Shoveler ... MORE Northern Shoveler images

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Northern Shoveler, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 15, 2007.
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Northern Shovelers. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 15, 2007.


Northern Shoveler - Cinnamon Teal Confrontation ...

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Northern Shoveler and Cinnamon Teal Confrontation, Northern Shoveler posturing (right image). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 14, 2007.
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Cinnamon Teal posturing, Northern Shoveler and Cinnamon Teal Confrontation. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 14, 2007.


Cinnamon Teal ... MORE Cinnamon Teal images

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Cinnamon Teal. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 14, 2007.


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

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Redwing Blackbird, male (left) and female (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 15, 2007.
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Redwing Blackbird, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 15, 2007.


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, April 14, 2007.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 14, 2007.


Northern Harrier ... MORE Northern Harrier images

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Northern Harrier. Telephoto view. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 15, 2007.


Belted Kingfisher ... MORE Belted Kingfisher images

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Belted Kingfisher. Telephoto view. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 15, 2007.


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, April 15, 2007.


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

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Ring-necked Duck, male. The hint of color change around the male's neck (the "ring") can just be seen in these images. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 15, 2007.
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Ring-necked Ducks. The hint of color change around the male's neck (the "ring") can just be seen in these images. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 14, 2007.
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Ring-necked Duck, male. The hint of color change around the male's neck (the "ring") can just be seen in this image. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 15, 2007.


Green-winged Teal ... MORE Green-winged Teal images

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Green-winged Teal. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 14, 2007.


Wood Duck ... MORE Wood Duck images

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Wood Duck. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 15, 2007.


Northern Pintail ... MORE Northern Pintail images

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Northern Pintail, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 15, 2007.


Gadwall ... MORE Gadwall images

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Gadwall, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 14, 2007.
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Gadwall, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 14, 2007.


Mallard ... MORE Mallard images

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Mallards. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 15, 2007.


American Coot ... MORE American Coot images

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American Coot. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 15, 2007.


Great Blue Heron ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron, fishing. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 14, 2007.
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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 14, 2007.
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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 14, 2007.


American Bittern ... MORE American Bittern images

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American Bittern. Shore of Schwartz Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 14, 2007.
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American Bittern. Shore of Schwartz Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 14, 2007.


Dunlin ... MORE Dunlin images

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Dunlin flock, resting, with pair of Northern Shovelers. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 15, 2007.


Long-billed Dowitcher ... MORE Long-billed Dowitcher images

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Long-billed Dowitchers, feeding. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 14, 2007.
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Long-billed Dowitcher. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 14, 2007.


Greater Yellowlegs ... MORE Greater Yellowlegs images

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Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 14, 2007.
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Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 14, 2007.


Double-crested Cormorant ... MORE Double-crested Cormorant images

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Double-crested Cormorant. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 15, 2007.
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Head, Double-crested Cormorant. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 15, 2007.


Cackling Geese ... MORE Cackling Geese images

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Cackling Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 14, 2007.


Western Painted Turtle ...

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Western Painted Turtle. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 14, 2007.


Nutria ... MORE Nutria images

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Nutria with two Gadwalls (left), and nutria (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 15, 2007.
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Nutria. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 14, 2007.
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Nutria. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 14, 2007.


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