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"Trip Log ... August 2, 2010"
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 !!!

Mid-day trip with overcast to hazy sunlight ...

This trip includes ... Day of youngsters ... Ring-necked Duck (youngsters) ... Pied-billed Grebe (youngster) ... Wood Duck (youngster) ... American Robin ... Cedar Waxwing (youngster) ... Purple Finch ... American Goldfinch ... Willow Flycatcher ... Western Wood-Pewee ... Tree Swallow (youngster) ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Northern Harrier ... Turkey Vulture ... American Crow ... American Bittern ... Great Blue Heron ... Frog and Dragonfly ... Satyr Anglewing Butterfly ...

 
Ring-necked Duck ... MORE Ring-necked Duck images

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Ring-necked Ducks, juveniles. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 2, 2010.
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Ring-necked Ducks, juveniles. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 2, 2010.


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

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Pied-billed Grebe family, juvenile (left) and adult (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 2, 2010.


Wood Duck ... MORE Wood Duck images

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Wood Duck, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 2, 2010.


American Robin ... MORE American Robin images

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American Robin. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 2, 2010.


Cedar Waxwing ... MORE Cedar Waxwing images

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Cedar Waxwing, adult. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 2, 2010.


... juvenile ... MORE Cedar Waxwing images

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Cedar Waxwing, juvenile. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 2, 2010.


Purple Finch ... MORE Purple Finch images

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Purple Finch, male (left) and female or juvenile (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 2, 2010.
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Purple Finch, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 2, 2010.
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Purple Finch, juvenile. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 2, 2010.
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Purple Finch enjoying lunch. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 2, 2010.


American Goldfinch ... MORE American Goldfinch images

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American Goldfinch. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 2, 2010.


Willow Flycatcher ... MORE Willow Flycatcher images

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Willow Flycatcher. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 2, 2010.


Western Wood-Pewee ... MORE Western Wood-Pewee images

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Western Wood-Pewee. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 2, 2010.
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Western Wood-Pewee. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 2, 2010.


Tree Swallow ... MORE Tree Swallow images

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Tree Swallow, juvenile. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 2, 2010.
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Tree Swallow, juvenile (left) and adult with lunch (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 2, 2010.


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, August 2, 2010.


Northern Harrier ... MORE Northern Harrier images

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 2, 2010.


Turkey Vulture ... MORE Turkey Vulture images

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Turkey Vulture. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 2, 2010.


American Crow ... MORE American Crow images

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American Crow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 2, 2010.


American Bittern ... MORE American Bittern images

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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 2, 2010.
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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 2, 2010.


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, August 2, 2010.


Frog and Dragonfly ... MORE Frog images

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Frog. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Bower Slough. Image taken, August 2, 2010.
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Frog and Dragonfly. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Bower Slough. Image taken, August 2, 2010.
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Frog and Dragonfly. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Bower Slough. Image taken, August 2, 2010.
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Frog and Dragonfly. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Bower Slough. Image taken, August 2, 2010.
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Frog and Dragonfly. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Bower Slough. Image taken, August 2, 2010.

for some reason the frog released the dragonfly (which was dead as it never moved again) ... perhaps my quiet movements alerted the frog to "danger" ... the frog left ... I stayed another 15 minutes but the frog didn't come back to finish his meal.


Satyr Anglewing Butterfly ... MORE Butterfly images

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Satyr Anglewing Butterfly. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken August 2, 2010.


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