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"Trip Log ... August 24, 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 but rather WINDY ... went out to spend late morning and all afternoon ... very quiet summerday for the birds ... only spotted 38 different bird species ... did manage a rather mediocre digiscoped image of a Spotted Sandpiper !!! ... not my first Spotted Sandpiper at the Refuge but the first I've managed to get an photograph (even if a bad digiscoped one) of.

Photos include:    American Goldfinch ... Greater Yellowlegs ... Northern Harrier ... Red-shouldered Hawk with Red-tailed Hawk ... Spotted Sandpiper (bad digiscoped image) ... Turkey Vulture ...

 
American Goldfinch ... More American Goldfinch images

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American Goldfinch, male. Sunny WINDY late afternoon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 24, 2012.
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American Goldfinch, female. Sunny WINDY late afternoon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 24, 2012.


Greater Yellowlegs ... More Greater Yellowlegs images

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Greater Yellowlegs. Sunny WINDY late afternoon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 24, 2012.


Northern Harrier ... More Northern Harrier images

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Northern Harrier. Sunny WINDY late afternoon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 24, 2012.


Red-shouldered Hawk with Red-tailed Hawk ... More Red-shouldered Hawk images
More Red-tailed Hawk images

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Red-shouldered (left image, upper left, and right image) and Red-tailed (left image, lower right) hawks. Sunny WINDY late afternoon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 24, 2012.


Spotted Sandpiper ... rather bad digiscoped image ... More Spotted Sandpiper images

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Digiscoped image, Spotted Sandpipers, on Rest Lake. Sunny WINDY late afternoon. Digiscoped with a Nikon Field Scope 50 and Canon S95. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 24, 2012.


Turkey Vulture ... More Turkey Vulture images

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Turkey Vulture. Sunny WINDY late afternoon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 24, 2012.


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