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"Trip Log ... June 19, 2008"
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 !!!

Warm humid day, for the most part with a high overcast, with THOUSANDS of mosquitoes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This trip includes ... Bullock's Oriole (at nest and babies) ... Red-breasted Sapsucker (at nest) ... Yellow-headed Blackbird (female) ... Song Sparrow ... Barn Swallow ... Mallard ... Wood Duck (mother and babies) ... Ruddy Duck ... Great Blue Heron ... American Crow ... Blackberry (with bee) ... Blackberry ... Bees ...

 
Bullock's Oriole ... at nest ... MORE Bullock's Oriole images

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Bullock's Oriole ... "dad" ... Two babies are visible in the image on the right. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 19, 2008.
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Bullock's Oriole ... "dad" ... Two babies are visible in the image on the right. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 19, 2008.
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Bullock's Oriole ... "mom" ... Outline of the second baby's head can be seen in the image on the right. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 19, 2008.


Bullock's Oriole ... baby ... MORE Bullock's Oriole images

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Bullock's Oriole, baby. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 19, 2008.


Red-breasted Sapsucker ... at nest ... MORE Red-breasted Sapsucker images

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Red-breasted Sapsucker, at nest. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 19, 2008.


Yellow-headed Blackbird ... MORE Yellow-headed Blackbird images

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Yellow-headed Blackbird, female. At Long Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 19, 2008.


Song Sparrow ... MORE Song Sparrow images

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Song Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 19, 2008.


Barn Swallow ... MORE Barn Swallow images

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Barn Swallow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 19, 2008.


Mallard ... MORE Mallard images

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Mallard, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 19, 2008.


Wood Duck ... mother and babies ... MORE Wood Duck images

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Wood Duck, mother and two babies. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 19, 2008.
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Wood Duck, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 19, 2008.


Ruddy Duck ... MORE Ruddy Duck images

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Ruddy Duck, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 19, 2008.


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 June 19, 2008.
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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 19, 2008.


American Crow ... MORE American Crow images

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American Crow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 19, 2008.


Blackberry ... with bee ... MORE Blackberry images
MORE Bee images

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Blackberry blossoms, with bee. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 19, 2008.


Blackberry ... MORE Blackberry images

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Blackberry blossoms. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 19, 2008.
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Blackberry blossom. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 19, 2008.


Winter Vetch ... MORE Winter Vetch images

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Winter Vetch. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 19, 2008.
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Winter Vetch. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 19, 2008.


Bees ... MORE Bee images

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Bee tree. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken June 19, 2008.


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