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"Trip Log ... May 4, 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 the "Invasion of the ButterButts" !!!!!!!!! ... Yellow-rumped Warblers EVERYWHERE !!!!!!!

This trip includes ... Black-capped Chickadee ... Cinnamon Teal ... Great Blue Heron ... Great Horned Owl ... House Finch ... Mallard ... Marsh Wren ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Red-winged Blackbird ... Tree Swallow ... Yellow-headed Blackbird ... Yellow-rumped Warbler ... Herb Robert ... Siberian Spring Beauty ... Stinging Nettle ...

 
Black-capped Chickadee ... MORE Black-capped Chickadee images

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Black-capped Chickadee. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 4, 2008.


Cinnamon Teal ... MORE Cinnamon Teal images

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Cinnamon Teal, pair. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 4, 2008.
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Cinnamon Teal, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 4, 2008.
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Cinnamon Teal, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 4, 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, May 4, 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, May 4, 2008.


House Finch ... MORE House Finch images

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House Finch, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 4, 2008.


Mallard ... MORE Mallard images

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Mallard, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 4, 2008.
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Mallard pair ... feeding ... male (left) and female (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 4, 2008.


Marsh Wren ... MORE Marsh Wren images

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Marsh Wren. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 4, 2008.


... in cattails ... MORE Marsh Wren images

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Marsh Wren in cattails. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 4, 2008.
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Marsh Wren in cattails. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 4, 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, May 4, 2008.


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

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Red-winged Blackbird, male (left) and female (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 4, 2008.


Tree Swallow ... MORE Tree Swallow images

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Tree Swallow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 4, 2008.


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

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Yellow-headed Blackbird, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 4, 2008.
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Yellow-headed Blackbird, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 4, 2008.


Yellow-rumped Warbler ... "Audubon" ... MORE Yellow-rumped Warbler images

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"Audubon" ... Yellow-rumped Warbler. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 4, 2008.
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"Audubon" ... Yellow-rumped Warbler. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 4, 2008.


... "Audubon" ... MORE Yellow-rumped Warbler images

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"Audubon" ... Yellow-rumped Warbler. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 4, 2008.
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"Audubon" ... Yellow-rumped Warbler. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 4, 2008.


... "Myrtle" ... MORE Yellow-rumped Warbler images

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"Myrtle" ... Yellow-rumped Warbler, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 4, 2008.
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"Myrtle" ... Yellow-rumped Warbler, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 4, 2008.


Herb Robert ... MORE Herb Robert images

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Herb Robert. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 4, 2008.


Siberian Spring Beauty ... MORE Siberian Spring Beauty images

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Siberian Spring Beauty. Also known as "Siberian Miner's Lettuce" and "Candy Flower". Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 4, 2008.


Stinging Nettle ... MORE Stinging Nettle images

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Stinging Nettle, flowers and leaves. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 4, 2008.
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Stinging Nettle, flowers and stems. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 4, 2008.


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