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"Trip Log ... May 23, 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 !!!

The day was overcast with flat lighting.

Todays trip includes ... Bald Eagle ... Sora ... Wilson's Snipe ... Yellow-headed Blackbird ... Black-headed Grosbeak ... Long-billed Dowitcher ... Great Blue Heron ... Killdeer ... Cinnamon Teal ... Redhead ... Pied-billed Grebe (with chick) ...

 
Bald Eagle ... MORE Bald Eagle images

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Bald Eagle, adult. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2007.
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Bald Eagle, adult. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2007.


Sora ... MORE Sora images

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Sora. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2007.
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Sora. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2007.


Wilson's Snipe ... MORE Wilson's Snipe images

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Wilson's Snipe. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2007.


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 23, 2007.


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 23, 2007.


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

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Black-headed Grosbeak. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2007.


Long-billed Dowitcher ... MORE Long-billed Dowitcher images

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Long-billed Dowitcher, pair. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2007.


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 23, 2007.


Killdeer ... MORE Killdeer images

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Killdeer. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2007.


Cinnamon Teal ... MORE Cinnamon Teal images

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Cinnamon Teal, pair. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2007.


Redhead ... MORE Redhead images

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Redhead, pair (left image) and male (right image). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2007.
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Redhead, female, taking off. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2007.
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Redhead, male, taking off. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2007.
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Redhead, male, in flight. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2007.
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Redhead, pair, in flight. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2007.


Pied-billed Grebe ... with chick ... MORE Pied-billed Grebe images

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Pied-billed Grebe, with chick. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2007.


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