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"Trip Log ... May 24, 2011"
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 !!!

Beautiful late spring day ... walked around the north Carty Unit for around 4 hours looking for Flycatchers ... only found the Western Wood-Pewee ... parts of the Oaks to Woodland trail is underwater ... saw quite a few Yellow Warblers and Western Tanagers !!! ... our "highlight" was recently-fledged Pacific Wren babies screaming their heads off on both sides of the trail ...


Birds seen or heard with some photographed ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Bittern ...
  2.   American Goldfinch ...
  3. American Robin ...
  4.   Bald Eagle ...
  5. Barn Swallow ...
  6.   Black-capped Chickadee ...
  7. Black-headed Grosbeak ...
  8. Brown-headed Cowbird ...
  9. Cedar Waxwing ...
  10.   Chestnut-backed Chickadee ...
  11. Common Yellowthroat ...
  12. European Starling ...
  13. Mallard ...
  14. Marsh Wren ...
  15. Mourning Dove ...
  16. Northern Flicker ...
  17.   Orange-crowned Warbler ...
  18. Osprey ...
  19.   Pacific Wren (fledgling) ...
  20. Red-tailed Hawk ...
  21. Red-winged Blackbird ...
  22. Rufous Hummingbird ...
  23. Song Sparrow ...
  24.   Spotted Towhee ...
  25. Tree Swallow ...
  26. Virginia Rail ...
  27.   Warbling Vireo ...
  28.   Western Scrub-Jay ...
  29.   Western Tanager ...
  30.   Western Wood-Pewee ...
  31.   White-breasted Nuthatch ...
  32. Wilson's Snipe ...
  33. Wilson's Warbler ...
  34.   Yellow Warbler ...
  35. Yellow-headed Blackbird ...

 
American Goldfinch ... MORE American Goldfinch images

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American Goldfinch, male. Nice sunny warm spring day. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken May 24, 2011.


Bald Eagle ... MORE Bald Eagle images

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Bald Eagle. Nice sunny warm spring day. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken May 24, 2011.


Black-capped Chickadee ... MORE Black-capped Chickadee images

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Black-capped Chickadee. Nice sunny warm spring day. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken May 24, 2011.


Chestnut-backed Chickadee ... MORE Chestnut-backed Chickadee images

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Chestnut-backed Chickadee. Nice sunny warm spring day. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken May 24, 2011.


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

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Orange-crowned Warbler. Nice sunny warm spring day. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken May 24, 2011.


Pacific Wren ... fledgling ... MORE Pacific Wren images

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Pacific Wren, fledgling. Deep in the woods in the shade ... image shot at 1/5 second and F5.7 ... a little slow. Nice sunny warm spring day. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken May 24, 2011.


Spotted Towhee ... MORE Spotted Towhee images

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Spotted Towhee, male. Nice sunny warm spring day. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken May 24, 2011.


Warbling Vireo ... MORE Warbling Vireo images

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Warbling Vireo. Nice sunny warm spring day. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken May 24, 2011.


Western Scrub-Jay ... MORE Western Scrub-Jay images

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Western Scrub-Jay. Nice sunny warm spring day. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken May 24, 2011.


Western Tanager ... MORE Western Tanager images

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Western Tanager, male (left) and female (right). Nice sunny warm spring day. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken May 24, 2011.


Western Wood-Pewee ... MORE Western Wood-Pewee images

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Western Wood-Pewee. Nice sunny warm spring day. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken May 24, 2011.


White-breasted Nuthatch ... MORE White-breasted Nuthatch images

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White-breasted Nuthatch. Nice sunny warm spring day. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken May 24, 2011.


Yellow Warbler ... MORE Yellow Warbler images

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Yellow Warbler. Nice sunny warm spring day. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken May 24, 2011.
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Yellow Warbler. Nice sunny warm spring day. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken May 24, 2011.


Eastern Cottontail ... MORE Eastern Cottontail images

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Eastern Cottontail. Nice sunny warm spring day. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken May 24, 2011.


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