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"Trip Log ... May 16, 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 !!!

This trip includes ... Violet-green Swallow ... Tree Swallow ... Bullock's Oriole ... Red-breasted Sapsucker ... Steller's Jay ... Canada Goose (with babies) ... Wood Duck ... Cinnamon Teal ... Black-headed Grosbeak ... Brown-headed Cowbird ... Wilson's Snipe ... Yellow-headed Blackbird ... Red-winged Blackbird ... European Starling (feeding baby) ... Song Sparrow ... Savannah Sparrow ... House Wren ... Marsh Wren ... Mourning Dove ... Killdeer ... Rock Pigeon ... Western Painted Turtle ... Raccoon ...

 
Violet-green Swallow ... MORE Violet-green Swallow images

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Violet-green Swallow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.


Tree Swallow ... MORE Tree Swallow images

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Tree Swallow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.


Bullock's Orioloe ... MORE Bullock's Oriole images

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Bullock's Oriole, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.
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Bullock's Oriole, female, sitting in last years nest. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.


Red-breasted Sapsucker ... MORE Red-breasted Sapsucker images

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Red-breasted Sapsucker. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.


Steller's Jay ... MORE Steller's Jay images

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Steller's Jay. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.
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Steller's Jay. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.


Canada Geese ... and family ... MORE Canada Goose images

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Canada Goose family. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.
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Canada Geese, adult with three chicks. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.
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Canada Geese, chicks. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.
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Canada Goose chick. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.
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Canada Goose chick. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.
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Canada Geese, adult and baby. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.


Wood Duck ... MORE Wood Duck images

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Wood Duck, male. View looking up canal from Kiwa Trail bridge. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 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 16, 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 16, 2008.


Brown-headed Cowbird ... MORE Brown-headed Cowbird images

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Brown-headed Cowbirds, male (left) and female (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.
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Brown-headed Cowbirds, 3 females and 2 males. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.


Wilson's Snipe ... "silhouette" ... MORE Wilson's Snipe images

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Wilson's Snipe ... silhouette ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.


Yellow-headed Blackbird and Red-winged Blackbird ... MORE Yellow-headed Blackbird images
MORE Red-winged Blackbird images

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Yellow-headed Blackbird, male (left image) and Red-winged Blackbird, male (right image). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.


More 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 16, 2008.


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

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Red-winged Blackbird, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.
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Red-winged Blackbird, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.


European Starling ... "lunch" ... MORE European Starling images

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"waiting for lunch" ... European Starling. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.
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"lunch arriving" ... European Starling. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.
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"being fed" ... European Starling. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.


Song Sparrow ... MORE Song Sparrow images

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Song Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.


Savannah Sparrow ... MORE Savannah Sparrow images

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Savannah Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.


House Wren ... MORE House Wren images

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House Wren. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.


Marsh Wren ... MORE Marsh Wren images

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Marsh Wren. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.


Mourning Dove ... Killdeer ... Rock Pigeon ... MORE Mourning Dove images
MORE Killdeer images
MORE Rock Pigeon images

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Mourning Dove (left) and Killdeer (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.
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Rock Pigeon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.


Western Painted Turtle ... MORE Western Painted Turtle images

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Western Painted Turtles. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.


Raccoon ... MORE Raccoon images

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Raccoon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.
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Raccoon with muddy paws. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 16, 2008.


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