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"Trip Log ... August 17, 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 ... not as many there as a couple of weeks ago.

This trip includes ... Willow Flycatcher ... Black-capped Chickadee ... Common Yellowthroat ... Song Sparrow ... American Robin ... Mallards ... American Coot ... Great Blue Heron ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Turkey Vulture ... Great Horned Owl ...

 
Willow Flycatcher ... MORE Willow Flycatcher images

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Willow Flycatcher. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 17, 2009.


Black-capped Chickadee ... MORE Black-capped Chickadee images

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Black-capped Chickadee. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 17, 2009.


Common Yellowthroat ... MORE Common Yellowthroat images

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Common Yellowthroat. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 17, 2009.


Song Sparrow ... MORE Song Sparrow images

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Song Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 17, 2009.


American Robin ... MORE American Robin images

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American Robin. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 17, 2009.


Mallards ... MORE Mallard images

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Mallards. On Bower Slough. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 17, 2009.
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Mallards. On Bower Slough. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 17, 2009.


American Coot ... youngster ... MORE American Coot images

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American Coot, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 17, 2009.
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American Coot, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 17, 2009.


... adult ... MORE American Coot images

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American Coot, adult. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 17, 2009.


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 17, 2009.
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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 17, 2009.


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 17, 2009.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 17, 2009.


Turkey Vulture ... MORE Turkey Vulture images

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Turkey Vulture. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 17, 2009.
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Turkey Vulture. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 17, 2009.


Great Horned Owl ... MORE Great Horned Owl images

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Great Horned Owl. Right image enlarged 150 percent. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 17, 2009.


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