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"Trip Log ... May 27, 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 !!!

Spent the latter half of the afternoon there, inbetween rain showers, wind, a sun break or two, and more rain ... new Refuge photo bird however - the Lazuli Bunting !!!!!!!

This trip includes:   American Goldfinch ... Black-headed Grosbeak ... Great Blue Heron ... House Finch ... Killdeer (with babies) ... Lazuli Bunting ... Redhead ... Ruddy Duck ... Savannah Sparrow ... Wilson's Snipe ... Yellow Warbler ... Yellow-rumped Warbler ... Black-tailed Deer ...

 
American Goldfinch ... MORE American Goldfinch images

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American Goldfinch, male. Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.


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

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Black-headed Grosbeak, male. Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.


Great Blue Heron ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron. Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.


House Finch ... MORE House Finch images

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House Finch, male. Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.


Killdeer ... MORE Killdeer images

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Killdeer, "mom" and baby. Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.
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Killdeer, "mom" and baby. Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.
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Killdeer, "mom" and baby. Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.


... baby ... MORE Killdeer images

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Killdeer baby. Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.
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Killdeer baby. Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.


Lazuli Bunting ... MORE Lazuli Bunting images

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Lazuli Bunting, male. Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.
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Lazuli Bunting, male. Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.
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Lazuli Bunting, male. Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.


... wings ... May 27, 2011, Trip Log

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Lazuli Bunting, male. Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.


... singing ... May 27, 2011, Trip Log

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Lazuli Bunting, male. Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.


Redhead ... MORE Redhead images

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Redhead, male. Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.
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Redhead, male. Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.
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Redhead, male (left) and female (right). Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.
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Redhead, male. Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.
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Redhead, male. Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.


Ruddy Duck ... MORE Ruddy Duck images

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Ruddy Duck, male. Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.


Savannah Sparrow ... MORE Savannah Sparrow images

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Savannah Sparrow. Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.


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

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Wilson's Snipe, in the rain. Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.


Yellow Warbler ... MORE Yellow Warbler images

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Yellow Warbler. Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.
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Yellow Warbler. Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.


Yellow-rumped Warbler ... MORE Yellow-rumped Warbler images

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Yellow-rumped Warbler, female, "Audubon". Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.


Black-tailed Deer ... MORE Black-tailed Deer images

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Black-tailed Deer. Day had some rain, some wind, more rain, with a bit of sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 27, 2011.


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