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"Trip Log ... July 3, 2007"
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 ... Bullock's Oriole ... Swainson's Thrush ... Bewick's Wren ... Bushtit ... Black-capped Chickadee ... Downy Woodpecker ... Spotted Towhee ... Black-headed Grosbeak ... Savannah Sparrow ... Tree Swallow (juveniles) ... Red-winged Blackbird ... Mourning Dove ... American Kestrel ... American Bittern ... Wilson's Snipe ... Gadwall ... Great Blue Heron ... Tansy Ragwort ... Common Mullein ...

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

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Bullock's Oriole, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.
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Bullock's Oriole, nest with female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.


Swainson's Thrush ... MORE Swainson's Thrush images

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Swainson's Thrush. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.


Bewick's Wren ... MORE Bewick's Wren images

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Bewick's Wren. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.
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Bewick's Wren. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.


Bushtit ... MORE Bushtit images

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Bushtit. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.
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Bushtit. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.


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

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Cap, Black-capped Chickadee. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.


Downy Woodpecker ... MORE Downy Woodpecker images

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Downy Woodpecker. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.


Spotted Towhee ... MORE Spotted Towhee images

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Spotted Towhee, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.
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Spotted Towhee, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.


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

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Black-headed Grosbeak, female. Telephoto image in the shade. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.


Savannah Sparrow ... MORE Savannah Sparrow images

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Savannah Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.


Tree Swallow ... juveniles ... MORE Tree Swallow images

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Tree Swallow, juveniles. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.
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Tree Swallow, juvenile. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.


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, July 3, 2007.


Mourning Dove ... MORE Mourning Dove images

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Mourning Dove. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.


American Kestrel ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel, male, hunting. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.


American Bittern ... MORE American Bittern images

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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.
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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.


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, July 3, 2007.
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Wilson's Snipe. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.


Gadwall ... family ... MORE Gadwall images

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Gadwall, mother and chicks (left), and chick (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.
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Gadwall, five chicks. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.
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Gadwall mother with six chicks. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.
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Gadwall mother with nine chicks. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.
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Gadwall mother. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.


Great Blue Heron ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron, juvenile. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.
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Great Blue Heron, juvenile. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.


... flying ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.
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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.
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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.
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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.


Tansy Ragwort ... MORE Tansy Ragwort images

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Tansy Ragwort, closeup. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.


Common Mullein ... MORE Common Mullein images

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Common Mullein. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.
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Common Mullein. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 3, 2007.


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