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"Trip Log ... August 3, 2009"
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 !!!

Early morning trip to check out the shorebirds at Rest Lake ... LOTS of Least and Western Sandpipers but most too far out to get decent photographs ... also Killdeer, Semipalmated Plovers, and Yellowlegs.

This trip includes ... Common Yellowthroat ... Cedar Waxwing ... American Goldfinch ... Song Sparrow ... American Crow ... Greater Yellowlegs ... Least Sandpiper ... Western Sandpiper ... Semipalmated Plover ... Killdeer ... Great Blue Heron ... Pied-billed Grebe ... Purple Martin ... Eastern Cottontail ... Muskrat ... Nutria ... Raccoon ...

 
Common Yellowthroat ... MORE Common Yellowthroat images

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Common Yellowthroat. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.
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Common Yellowthroat. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.


Cedar Waxwing ... MORE Cedar Waxwing images

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Cedar Waxwing. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.


American Goldfinch ... MORE American Goldfinch images

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American Goldfinch. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.


Song Sparrow ... MORE Song Sparrow images

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Song Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.


American Crow ... MORE American Crow images

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American Crow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.
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American Crow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.


Greater Yellowlegs ... MORE Greater Yellowlegs images

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Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.
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Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.
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"Preening" ... Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.


Least Sandpiper ... MORE Least Sandpiper images

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Least Sandpiper. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.
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Least Sandpiper. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.
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Least Sandpipers. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.
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Least Sandpipers. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.


Western Sandpiper ... MORE Western Sandpiper images

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Western Sandpiper. On Rest Lake. Left image enlarged 150 percent. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.


Semipalmated Plover ... MORE Semipalmated Plover images

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Semipalmated Plover. On Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.


Killdeer and Semipalmated Plover ... MORE Killdeer images
MORE Semipalmated Plover images

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Killdeer and Semipalmated Plover. On Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.


Killdeer ... MORE Killdeer images

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Killdeer over Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.
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Killdeer. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.


Great Blue Heron ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron on Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.


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

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Pied-billed Grebe, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.


Purple Martin ... youngsters ... MORE Purple Martin images

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Purple Martin, youngsters. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.
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Purple Martin, youngsters. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.


Eastern Cottontail ... MORE Cottontail images

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Eastern Cottontail. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.


Muskrat ... MORE Muskrat images

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Muskrat. In Bower Slough. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.


Nutria ... MORE Nutria images

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Nutria. In Bower Slough. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.


Raccoon ... MORE Raccoon images

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Raccoon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.
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Raccoon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.
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Raccoon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.
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Raccoon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.


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