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"Trip Log ... July 24, 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 !!!

Nice sunny morning. First sighting of a Ring-billed Gull.

This trip includes ... Bullock's Oriole (nest) ... Swainson's Thrush ... Cedar Waxwing (juvenile) ... Ring-billed Gull ... American Crow ... Western Scrub Jay (juvenile) ... American Kestrel ... Great Blue Heron ...

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

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Bullock's Oriole, female calling (left image), and two babies in nest (right image). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 24, 2007.


Swainsons Thrush ... MORE Swainson's Thrush images

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Swainson's Thrush. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 24, 2007.


Cedar Waxwing ... juvenile ... MORE Cedar Waxwing images

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Cedar Waxwing, juvenile. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 24, 2007.


Ring-billed Gull ... MORE Ring-billed Gull images

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Ring-billed Gull, adult. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 24, 2007.
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Ring-billed Gull, juvenile. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 24, 2007.


American Crow ... MORE American Crow images

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American Crow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 24, 2007.


Western Scrub Jay ... juveniles ... MORE Western Scrub Jay images

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Western Scrub Jay, juvenile. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 24, 2007.
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Western Scrub Jay. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 24, 2007.


American Kestrel ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 24, 2007.


... male ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel, male. Note banding on right leg. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 24, 2007.
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American Kestrel, male, face (left image) and back of head (right image). Telephoto image, enlarged 150%. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 24, 2007.
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American Kestrel, male, wings. Note banding on right leg. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 24, 2007.


... female ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 24, 2007.


... more ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 24, 2007.
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American Kestrel, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 24, 2007.
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American Kestrel, female (left) and male (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 24, 2007.
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American Kestrel, female (left) and male (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 24, 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 24, 2007.
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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 24, 2007.
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Great Blue Heron, juvenile. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 24, 2007.
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Great Blue Heron, juvenile, flying. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 24, 2007.


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