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"Trip Log ... May 23, 2009"
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 ... Cinnamon Teal ... Blue-winged Teal ... Blue-winged Teal vs. Northern Shoveler ... Redhead ... Bonaparte's Gull ... Wilson's Snipe ... Yellow-headed Blackbird ... Red-winged Blackbird ... Savannah Sparrow ... House Finch ... Brown-headed Cowbird ... Barn Swallow (at nest) ...

 
Cinnamon Teal ... MORE Cinnamon Teal images

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Cinnamon Teal, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2009.
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Cinnamon Teal, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2009.


Blue-winged Teal ... MORE Blue-winged Teal images

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Blue-winged Teal, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2009.
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Blue-winged Teal, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2009.
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Blue-winged Teal, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2009.


Blue-winged Teal vs. Northern Shoveler ... MORE Blue-winged Teal images
MORE Northern Shoveler images

CLICK for MORE  images of the Blue-winged Teal and the female Northern Shoveler.

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Northern Shoveler and Blue-winged Teal. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2009.


"Hey sweetie ..."


Redhead ... MORE Redhead images

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Redhead, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2009.
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Redhead, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2009.


Bonaparte's Gull ... MORE Bonaparte's Gull images

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Bonaparte's Gull, non-breeding plumage. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2009.
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Bonaparte's Gulls, non-breeding plumage. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2009.


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, 2009.


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, 2009.


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, 2009.


Savannah Sparrow ... MORE Savannah Sparrow images

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Savannah Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2009.


House Finch ... MORE House Finch images

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House Finch, male (left) and female (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2009.


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

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Brown-headed Cowbird, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2009.


Barn Swallow ... MORE Barn Swallow images

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Barn Swallow, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2009.
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Barn Swallow, female, on nest. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 23, 2009.


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