Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
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"Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge"
"Trip Log ... July 14, 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 !!!

Warm high overcast day with very little strong lighting. New 500 lens !!!!!!

This trip includes ... American Bittern (juvenile) ... Great Blue Heron ... Great Egret ... Pied-billed Grebe (family) ... Gadwall (family) ... Wood Duck (family) ... Brewer's Blackbird ... Barn Swallow (babies) ... Osprey ... Northern Harrier ... Red-tailed Hawk ... American Kestrel ... Tansy Ragwort ... Canada Thistle ... Teasel (with bee) ...

 
American Bittern ... MORE American Bittern images

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American Bittern, juvenile. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.
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American Bittern, juvenile. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.


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, July 14, 2007.
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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.


Great Egret ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egrets in a tree. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.


Pied-billed Grebe ... MORE Pied-billed Grebe images

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Pied-billed Grebe with juvenile. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.


Gadwall family with Grebe juvenile ... MORE Gadwall images

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Gadwall family with passing Pied-billed Grebe juvenile. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.


Gadwall ... MORE Gadwall images

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Gadwall chick. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.


Wood Duck ... MORE Wood Duck images

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Wood Duck female with two babies. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.


Brewer's Blackbird ... MORE Brewer's Blackbird images

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Brewer's Blackbird. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.


Barn Swallow ... MORE Barn Swallow images

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Barn Swallow, three hungry babies. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.
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Barn Swallow, hungry babies. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.
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Barn Swallow, adult and babies. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.
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Barn Swallow, adult and babies. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.


Osprey ... MORE Osprey images

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Osprey. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.
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Osprey. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.


Northern Harrier ... MORE Northern Harrier images

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Northern Harrier, juvenile. Image on right enlarged 200%. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.


Red-tailed Hawk ... MORE Red-tailed Hawk images

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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.


American Kestrel ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.


Tansy Ragwort ... MORE Tansy Ragwort images

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Tansy Ragwort. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.


Canada Thistle ... MORE Thistle images

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Canada Thistle. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.
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Canada Thistle, going to seed. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.
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Canada Thistle. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.


Teasel ... with critters ... MORE Teasel images

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Teasel flower, with lady bug (left) and bee (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.


Teasel ... MORE Teasel images

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Teasel flowers. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.


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