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"Trip Log ... August 11, 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 !!!

New birds for me ---- Green Heron, Willow Flycatcher, and Purple Martin !!!

This trip includes ... Black-headed Grosbeak ... Great Blue Heron ... Green Heron ... House Finch ... Long-billed Dowitcher ... Mallard ... Purple Martin ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Ring-billed Gull ... Turkey Vulture ... Willow Flycatcher ... Western Painted Turtle ... Eastern Cottontail ... Nutria ... Woodland Skipper Butterfly ... Wapato (Broadleaf Arrowhead) ... Tansy Ragwort ... Pennyroyal ...

 
Black-headed Grosbeak ... MORE Black-headed Grosbeak images

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Black-headed Grosbeak, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 11, 2007.


Great Blue Heron ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron, with snake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 11, 2007.
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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 11, 2007.


Great Blue "Wooly" Heron ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue "Wooly" Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 11, 2007.


... "painting" ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron "painting". This image just lent itself to being turned into a "painting" via the computer!!! Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 11, 2007.


Green Heron ... MORE Green Heron images

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Green Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 11, 2007.


House Finch ... MORE House Finch images

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House Finch. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit, on Kiwa Trail. Image taken, August 11, 2007.


Long-billed Dowitcher ... MORE Long-billed Dowitcher images

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Long-billed Dowitcher. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 11, 2007.
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Long-billed Dowitchers, feeding. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 11, 2007.
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Long-billed Dowitcher group. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 11, 2007.


Mallard ... MORE Mallard images

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Mallard, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit, on Kiwa Trail. Image taken, August 11, 2007.
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Mallard, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit, on Kiwa Trail. Image taken, August 11, 2007.


Purple Martin ... MORE Purple Martin images

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Purple Martin. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 11, 2007.


Red-tailed Hawk ... MORE Red-tailed Hawk images

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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit, on Kiwa Trail. Image taken, August 11, 2007.


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

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Ring-billed Gull. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit, on Kiwa Trail. Image taken, August 11, 2007.
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Ring-billed Gull, juvenile. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit, on Kiwa Trail. Image taken, August 11, 2007.


Turkey Vulture ... MORE Turkey Vulture images

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Turkey Vulture. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 11, 2007.
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Turkey Vulture. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 11, 2007.


... wings ... MORE Turkey Vulture images

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Turkey Vulture ... wings ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 11, 2007.
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Turkey Vulture ... wings ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 11, 2007.
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Turkey Vulture ... flying ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 11, 2007.


Willow Flycatcher ... MORE Willow Flycatcher images

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Willow Flycatcher. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 11, 2007.


Western Painted Turtle ... MORE Western Painted Turtle images

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Western Painted Turtle. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit, on the Kiwa Trail. Image taken, August 11, 2007.


Eastern Cottontail ... MORE Eastern Cottontail images

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Eastern Cottontail. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit, on the Kiwa Trail. Image taken, August 11, 2007.
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Eastern Cottontail. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit, on the Kiwa Trail. Image taken, August 11, 2007.


Nutria ... family ... MORE Nutria images

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Nutria youngsters. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 11, 2007.
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Nutria youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 11, 2007.


Woodland Skipper Butterfly ... MORE Butterfly images

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Woodland Skipper Butterfly. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 11, 2007.


Wapato (Broadleaf Arrowhead) ... MORE Wapato images

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Wapato, leaf (left image) and flower (right image). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 11, 2007.


Tansy Ragwort ... MORE Tansy Ragwort images

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Tansy Ragwort. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 11, 2007.


Pennyroyal ... MORE Pennyroyal images

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Pennyroyal field. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 11, 2007.


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