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"Trip Log ... April 19, 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 was overcast and cold with very brief periods of sun. Huge Spring storm fronts coming through.

This trip includes ... Sora ... Cinnamon Teal ... Northern Shoveler ... Gadwall ... Ring-necked Duck ... Bald Eagle ... American Kestrel ... Great Horned Owl (family) ... Barn Swallow ... Cliff Swallow ... Tree Swallow ... American Goldfinch ... Yellow-rumped Warbler ... American Robin ... Red Elderberry ...

 
Sora ... MORE Sora images

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Sora. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 19, 2008.
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Sora. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 19, 2008.
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Sora. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 19, 2008.


Cinnamon Teal ... MORE Cinnamon Teal images

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Cinnamon Teal, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 19, 2008.


Northern Shoveler ... MORE Northern Shoveler images

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Northern Shoveler, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 19, 2008.


Gadwall ... MORE Gadwall images

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Gadwall, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 19, 2008.


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

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Ring-necked Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 19, 2008.


Bald Eagle ... MORE Bald Eagle images

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Bald Eagle, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 19, 2008.


American Kestrel ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 19, 2008.


Great Horned Owl ... "family" ... MORE Great Horned Owl images

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Great Horned Owl ... "family" ... Two kids (upper left) and an adult (lower right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 19, 2008.
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Great Horned Owl ... "babies" ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 19, 2008.
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Great Horned Owl ... "adult" ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 19, 2008.


Swallows ... Barn, Cliff, and Tree ... MORE Barn Swallow images
MORE Cliff Swallow images
MORE Tree Swallow images

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Barn Swallow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 19, 2008.
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Barn Swallow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 19, 2008.
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Cliff Swallow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 19, 2008.
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Tree Swallow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 19, 2008.


American Goldfinch ... MORE American Goldfinch images

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American Goldfinch, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 19, 2008.
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American Goldfinch, male, in Teasel. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 19, 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, April 19, 2008.
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Yellow-rumped Warbler. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 19, 2008.


American Robin ... MORE American Robin images

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American Robin. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 19, 2008.


Red Elderberry ... MORE Red Elderberry images

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Red Elderberry. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 19, 2008.


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