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"Trip Log ... May 6, 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 !!!

Todays trip includes ... Yellow-headed Blackbird ... Ruddy Duck ... American Bittern ... Canada Goose ... Canada Goose with babies ... American Kestrel ... American Goldfinch ... Red-winged Blackbird ... Eastern Cottontail ... and Cows which escaped from a nearby farm ...

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

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Yellow-headed Blackbird, in Cattails. The Yellow-headed Blackbird is claiming/defending territory. The Cattails are in seed. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 6, 2007.
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Yellow-headed Blackbird, in Cattails. The Yellow-headed Blackbird is claiming/defending territory. The Cattails are in seed. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 6, 2007.


Ruddy Duck ... MORE Ruddy Duck images

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Ruddy Duck, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 6, 2007.
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Ruddy Duck, male (left) and female (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 6, 2007.


American Bittern ... MORE American Bittern images

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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 6, 2007.


Canada Goose ... MORE Canada Goose images

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Canada Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 6, 2007.
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Canada Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 6, 2007.


Canada Goose ... with chick ... MORE Canada Goose images

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Canada Goose, with babies. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 6, 2007.


American Kestrel ... MORE Kestrel images

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American Kestrel, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 6, 2007.


American Goldfinch ... MORE American Goldfinch images

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Back/tail, American Goldfinch. Flighty little birds to photograph !!! Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 6, 2007.


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

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Red-winged Blackbird. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 6, 2007.
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Red-winged Blackbird. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 6, 2007.


Eastern Cottontail ... MORE Eastern Cottontail images

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Eastern Cottontail (left) and telephoto viewof the rabbit's "cotton tail". Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 6, 2007.


Cows ... "escapees" ... MORE Cow images

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Calf/Cows which got loose from nearby ranch. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 6, 2007.
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Cows which got loose from nearby ranch. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 6, 2007.


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