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"Trip Log ... July 29, 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 !!!

Great day for Kestrels !!!!! ... and first view of a Muskrat. Overcast day which ended with a "wild west" flavor when a herd of cows got loose into the refuge.

This trip includes ... American Kestrel ... Rock Pigeon ... Barn Swallow ... Pied-billed Grebe (juvenile) ... Great Blue Heron ... Muskrat ... Cows ... Cows and Starlings ... European Starling ... Mayweed Chamomile ... Red Clover ... Pennyroyal ...

 
American Kestrel ... female ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2007.
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American Kestrel, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2007.


... male ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel, male, showing tail feathers. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2007.


... juvenile ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel, juvenile, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2007.


Rock Pigeon ... MORE Rock Pigeon images

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Rock Pigeon. Image taken at railroad tracks at eastern entrance to the Refuge. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2007.


Barn Swallow ... MORE Barn Swallow images

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Barn Swallow, skimming Rest Lake, looking for bugs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2007.


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

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Pied-bill Grebe, juvenile. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 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 29, 2007.


Muskrat ... MORE Muskrat images

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Muskrat. Image from bridge at entrance to Kiwa Trail. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2007.


Cows ... escapees ... MORE Cow images

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Cows in the Refuge. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2007.
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Cows in the Refuge. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2007.
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Two Cows. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2007.
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Cow #9. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2007.


Cows at the Buildings ... MORE Cow images

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Cows on the Refuge road. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2007.
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Cows, Refuge buildings. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2007.
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Cows, Refuge buildings, visitor cars. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2007.


Cows and Starlings ... MORE Cow images
MORE European Starling images

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Cows and European Starlings. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2007.
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Cows and European Starlings. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2007.
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European Starlings. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2007.


European Starling ... MORE European Starling images

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European Starlings. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2007.
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European Starling, wings. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2007.


Mayweed Chamomile ... MORE Mayweed Chamomile images

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Mayweed Chamomile. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2007.


Red Clover ... MORE Clover images

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Red Clover. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2007.
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Red Clover. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2007.


Pennyroyal ... MORE Pennyroyal images

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Pennyroyal. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2007.
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Pennyroyal. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 29, 2007.


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