Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
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"Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge"
"Trip Log ... July 31, 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 !!!

Beautiful sunny windy morning ... managed to sneak up on a BEAUTIFUL Belted Kingfisher female fishing !!!!!!!!!!!!

This trip includes ... American Crow ... Belted Kingfisher ... Great Blue Heron ... Northern Harrier ... Red-winged Blackbird ... Ring-billed Gull ... Turkey Vulture ... Black-tailed Deer ... Cattail ...

 
American Crow ... MORE American Crow images

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American Crow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 31, 2007.
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American Crow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 31, 2007.


Belted Kingfisher ... MORE Belted Kingfisher images

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Belted Kingfisher, female. Bower Slough. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 31, 2007.
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Belted Kingfisher, female, returning to branch after catching breakfast (left image) and eating breakfast (right image). Bower Slough. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 31, 2007.


... on snag ... MORE Belted Kingfisher images

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Belted Kingfisher, female. Long Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 31, 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 31, 2007.
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Great Blue Heron, "portrait". Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 31, 2007.


Northern Harrier ... MORE Northern Harrier images

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 31, 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 31, 2007.


... female in flight ... MORE Red-winged Blackbird images

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Red-winged Blackbird, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 31, 2007.


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

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Ring-billed Gull, adult. Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 31, 2007.
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Ring-billed Gull, adult. Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 31, 2007.


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

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Ring-billed Gull, juvenile. Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 31, 2007.
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Ring-billed Gull, juvenile. Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 31, 2007.


Turkey Vulture ... MORE Turkey Vulture images

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Turkey Vulture. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 31, 2007.


Black-tailed Deer ... MORE Black-tailed Deer images

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Black-tailed Deer, doe and fawn (left image), and fawn (right image). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 31, 2007.
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Black-tailed Deer, doe (left image), and doe and fawn (right image). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 31, 2007.


Cattail ... MORE Cattail images

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Cattail flowers. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 31, 2007.

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Cattail flowers, closeup. The brown is tightly packed female flowers topped by a yellow male spike. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 31, 2007.


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