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"Trip Log ... August 22, 2012"
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 summer day ... overcast in the morning and gorgeous sun in the afternoon ... did 2 trips --- one in the morning looking for the Stilt Sandpiper which had been hanging out on Rest Lake ... found him !!!!!! ... but only managed "just passable" digiscoped images (Nikon 50 Field Scope and Canon S95, both zoomed) ... but a "lifer" for me ... returned in late afternoon hoping to find the Stilt but no luck ... gorgeous sunny weather however ... a hint of autumn ...

Photos include:    American Bittern ... Belted Kingfisher ... Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs (together) ... Green Heron ... Least Sandpiper ... Lesser Yellowlegs ... Pectoral Sandpiper ... Stilt Sandpiper (bad digiscoped images) ...

 
American Bittern ... More American Bittern images

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American Bittern. Sunny afternoon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 22, 2012.


Belted Kingfisher ... More Belted Kingfisher images

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Belted Kingfisher. Foggy morning. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 22, 2012.
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Belted Kingfisher. Foggy morning. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 22, 2012.


Greater Yellowlegs and Lesser Yellowlegs ... More Greater Yellowlegs images
More Lesser Yellowlegs images

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Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, on Rest Lake. Nice sunny cool late afternoon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 22, 2012.
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Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, on Rest Lake. Nice sunny cool late afternoon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 22, 2012.


Green Heron ... More Green Heron images

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Green Heron. Foggy morning. On Long Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 22, 2012.
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Green Heron. Foggy morning. On Long Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 22, 2012.
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Green Heron. Foggy morning. On Long Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 22, 2012.
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Green Heron. Sunny afternoon. On Long Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 22, 2012.


Least Sandpiper ... More Least Sandpiper images

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Least Sandpiper, on Rest Lake. Sunny late afternoon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 22, 2012.


Lesser Yellowlegs ... More Lesser Yellowlegs images

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Lesser Yellowlegs, on Rest Lake. Sunny late afternoon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 22, 2012.
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Lesser Yellowlegs, on Rest Lake. Sunny late afternoon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 22, 2012.
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Lesser Yellowlegs, on Rest Lake. Sunny late afternoon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 22, 2012.


Pectoral Sandpiper ... More Pectoral Sandpiper images

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Pectoral Sandpiper, on Rest Lake. Overcast morning with the sun starting to break through. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 22, 2012.
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Pectoral Sandpiper, on Rest Lake. Overcast morning with the sun starting to break through. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 22, 2012.


Stilt Sandpiper ... really bad digiscoped images ... More Stilt Sandpiper images

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Digiscoped image, Stilt Sandpiper, on Rest Lake. Overcast morning with the sun starting to break through. Digiscoped with a Nikon Field Scope 50 and Canon S95, both zoomed out as far as they can go. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 22, 2012.


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