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"Trip Log ... April 26, 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 warm and sunny with overcast coming in for the afternoon.

This trip includes ... American Kestrel ... American Wigeon ... Bald Eagle ... Canada Geese ... Cinnamon Teal ... Common Yellowthroat ... Great Egret ... Greater Yellowlegs ... House Finch ... Lesser Scaup ... Mallard ... Marsh Wren ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Red-winged Blackbird ... Ring-necked Duck ... Ruddy Duck ... Savannah Sparrow ... Song Sparrow ... Wilson's Snipe ... Yellow-headed Blackbird ... Yellow-rumped Warbler ... Turtles ... Red Elderberry ... Purple Deadnettle ... Fringecup ...

 
American Kestrel ... hunting ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel, hunting. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.
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American Kestrel, hunting. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.


American Wigeon ... MORE American Wigeon images

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American Wigeon, male. On Long Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 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 26, 2008.


Canada Geese ... MORE Canada Geese images

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Canada Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.
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Canada Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 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 26, 2008.
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Cinnamon Teal, male (left) and female (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.


Common Yellowthroat ... MORE Common Yellowthroat images

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Common Yellowthroat, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.
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Common Yellowthroat, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.


Great Egret ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.


Greater Yellowlegs ... MORE Greater Yellowlegs images

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Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.


House Finch ... MORE House Finch images

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House Finch, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.
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House Finch, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.
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House Finch, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.


... listening to camera shutter ... MORE House Finch images

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House Finch, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.


... flying ... MORE House Finch images

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House Finch ... "flying" ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.


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 26, 2008.


Mallard ... MORE Mallard images

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Mallard, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.
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Mallard, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.


Marsh Wren ... MORE Marsh Wren images

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Marsh Wren. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 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, April 26, 2008.


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

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Red-winged Blackbird, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.
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Red-winged Blackbird, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.


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

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Red-winged Blackbird, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.
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Red-winged Blackbird, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.
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Red-winged Blackbird, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 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 26, 2008.
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Ring-necked Duck, male (left) and female (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.
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Ring-necked Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.


Ruddy Duck ... MORE Ruddy Duck images

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Ruddy Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.


Savannah Sparrow ... MORE Savannah Sparrow images

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Savannah Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.


Song Sparrow ... MORE Song Sparrow images

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Song Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.


Wilson's Snipe ... MORE Wilson's Snipe images

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Wilson's Snipe. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.


Yellow-headed Blackbird ... MORE Yellow-headed Blackbird images

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Yellow-headed Blackbird, male, calling (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.
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Yellow-headed Blackbird, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.


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

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Yellow-rumped Warbler ... "Audubon" ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.
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Yellow-rumped Warbler ... "Audubon" ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.
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Yellow-rumped Warbler ... "Myrtle" ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.


Western Painted Turtle ... MORE Turtle images

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Five Turtles. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.


Red Elderberry ... MORE Red Elderberry images

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Red Elderberry. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.
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Red Elderberry. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.


Purple Deadnettle ... MORE Purple Deadnettle images

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Purple Deadnettle. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.
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Purple Deadnettle, flowers. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.


Fringecup ... MORE Fringecup images

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Fringecups. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.
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Fringecup blossoms. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.


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