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"Trip Log ... May 18, 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 !!!

High-overcast with breaks of sun ...

This trip includes ... Red-winged Blackbird ... Yellow-headed Blackbird ... Marsh Wren ... House Wren ... American Robin ... Western Scrub Jay ... European Starling (babies) ... Osprey ... Bald Eagle ... Turkey Vulture ... Red-tailed Hawk ... American Bittern ... Great Blue Heron ... Pied-billed Grebe ... Cinnamon Teal ... Tree Swallow ... Song Sparrow ... Savannah Sparrow ... Rock Pigeon ...

 
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 18, 2008.
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Red-winged Blackbird, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 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 18, 2008.


Marsh Wren ... MORE Marsh Wren images

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Marsh Wren. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.


House Wren ... MORE House Wren images

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House Wren. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.
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House Wren, looking up and looking down. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.


American Robin ... MORE American Robin images

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American Robin. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.


Western Scrub Jay ... MORE Western Scrub Jay images

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Western Scrub Jay. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.
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Western Scrub Jay. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.


European Starling ... family ... MORE European Starling images

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European Starling family. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.


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

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European Starling family. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.
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European Starling family. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.
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European Starling family. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.
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European Starling family. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.


Osprey ... Bald Eagle ... Turkey Vulture ... Red-tailed Hawk ... MORE Osprey images
MORE Bald Eagle images
MORE Turkey Vulture images
MORE Red-tailed Hawk images

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Osprey (left) and Bald Eagle, adult (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.
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Turkey Vulture (left) and Red-tailed Hawk (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.


American Bittern ... in the road ... MORE American Bittern images

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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.


American Bittern ... MORE American Bittern images

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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 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 18, 2008.


Pied-billed Grebe ... MORE Pied-billed Grebe images

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Pied-billed Grebe. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.
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Pied-billed Grebe. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.


Cinamon Teal ... MORE Cinnamon Teal images

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Cinnamon Teal. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.


Tree Swallow ... MORE Tree Swallow images

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Tree Swallow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.


MORE Tree Swallow ... MORE Tree Swallow images

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Tree Swallow, immature. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.
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Tree Swallow, immature. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.
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Tree Swallow, immature. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.


Song Sparrow ... MORE Song Sparrow images

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Song Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.


Savannah Sparrow ... MORE Savannah Sparrow images

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Savannah Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.
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Savannah Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.


Rock Pigeon ... MORE Rock Pigeon images

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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.
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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.


Pacific Waterleaf ... MORE Pacific Waterleaf images

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Pacific Waterleaf. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 18, 2008.


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