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"Trip Log ... June 6, 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 !!!

Nice high-60s hazy afternoon ... lazily walked the Kiwa Trail ... had SIX nests in the trees !!!!!! ... 1) Anna's Hummingbird, 2) Brown Creeper, 3) Bushtit, 4) House Wren, 5) Tree Swallow, and 6) White-breasted Nuthatch ... Canon EOS 60d, 200z.

This trip includes:   Anna's Hummingbird ... Brown Creeper ... Bushtit ... House Wren ... Tree Swallow ... White-breasted Nuthatch ...

 
Anna's Hummingbird ... baby and nest ... MORE Anna's Hummingbird images

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Annas Hummingbird baby in nest. Kiwa Trail. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 6, 2011.


Brown Creeper ... nest only ... MORE Brown Creeper images

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Brown Creeper nest. Kiwa Trail. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 6, 2011.


Bushtit ... adult and nest ... MORE Bushtit images

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Bushtit at nest. Kiwa Trail. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 6, 2011.
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Bushtit, entering nest (left) and in nest (right, note tail). Kiwa Trail. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 6, 2011.
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Bushtits at nest, male (left) and female (right). Kiwa Trail. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 6, 2011.


House Wren ... adult and nest ... MORE House Wren images

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House Wren, entering nest (left) and leaving nest (right). Kiwa Trail. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 6, 2011.


Tree Swallow ... adult and nest ... MORE Tree Swallow images

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Tree Swallow at nest. Kiwa Trail. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 6, 2011.


White-breasted Nuthatch ... adult and nest ... MORE White-breasted Nuthatch images

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White-breasted Nuthatch at nest. Kiwa Trail. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 6, 2011.
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White-breasted Nuthatch at nest. Kiwa Trail. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 6, 2011.


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June 2011