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"Trip Log ... May 10, 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 !!!

Overcast with drizzle ... however a BONUS FOUR "first photo birds" ... the Wilson's Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Western Tanager, and a Northern Rough-winged Swallow.

This trip includes ... Wilson's Warbler ... Orange-crowned Warbler ... Yellow-rumped Warbler ... Western Tanager ... American Goldfinch ... Song Sparrow ... Savannah Sparrow ... Marsh Wren ... Black-capped Chickadee ... Yellow-headed Blackbird ... Red-winged Blackbird ... Black-headed Grosbeak ... European Starling ... American Robin ... Tree Swallow ... Northern Rough-winged Swallow ... Great Egret (with lunch) ... American Bittern ... Great Horned Owl (mom and baby) ... Rock Pigeon ... Cinnamon Teal ... Mallard ... American Wigeon ... Gadwall ... Ring-necked Duck ... River Otter ...

 
Wilson's Warbler ... MORE Wilson's Warbler images

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Wilson's Warbler, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.


Orange-crowned Warbler ... MORE Orange-crowned Warbler images

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Orange-crowned Warbler. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 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, May 10, 2008.


Western Tanager ... MORE Western Tanager images

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Western Tanager, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.
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Western Tanager, male. Image on right enlarged 160%. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.


American Goldfinch ... MORE American Goldfinch images

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American Goldfinch, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.


Song Sparrow ... MORE Song Sparrow images

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Song Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.
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Song Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.


Savannah Sparrow ... MORE Savannah Sparrow images

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Savannah Sparrow in the grasses. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.


Marsh Wren ... MORE Marsh Wren images

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Marsh Wren. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.


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 10, 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 10, 2008.
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Yellow-headed Blackbird, male, in cattails. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.


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

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Red-winged Blackbird, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.


Black-headed Grosbeak ... MORE Black-headed Grosbeak images

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Black-headed Grosbeak, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.


European Starling ... MORE European Starling images

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European Starling. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.


American Robin ... MORE American Robin images

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American Robin. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.


Tree Swallow ... MORE Tree Swallow images

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Tree Swallow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.
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Tree Swallow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.
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Tree Swallow pair, at nest. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.


Northern Rough-winged Swallow ... MORE Northern Rough-winged Swallow images

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Northern Rough-winged Swallow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.
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Northern Rough-winged Swallow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.


Great Egret ... with lunch ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret ... hunting ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.
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Great Egret ... with lunch ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.
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Great Egret ... with lunch ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.
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Great Egret ... after lunch ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.


American Bittern ... MORE American Bittern images

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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.


Great Horned Owl ... MORE Great Horned Owl images

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Great Horned Owl, adult (left) and youngster (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.


Rock Pigeon ... MORE Rock Pigeon images

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Rock Pigeon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.


Cinnamon Teal ... MORE Cinnamon Teal images

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Cinnamon Teal, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.
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Cinnamon Teal, back and front. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.
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Cinnamon Teal, head. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.


Mallard ... MORE Mallard images

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Mallard, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.


American Wigeon ... MORE American Wigeon images

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American Wigeon, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.


Gadwall ... MORE Gadwall images

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Gadwall pair, male in front and female behind. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.


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

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Ring-necked Duck. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.


River Otter ... MORE River Otter images

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River Otter. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.
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River Otter. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 10, 2008.


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