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"Trip Log ... August 26, 2008"
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 morning ... photographed another "first bird" - the Black-crowned Night-Heron.

This trip includes ... American Bittern ... Belted Kingfisher ... Black-crowned Night-Heron ... Cedar Waxwing ... Mourning Dove ... Northern Flicker ... Wood Duck ... Western Painted Turtle ...

 
American Bittern ... MORE American Bittern images

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American Bittern, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 26, 2008.
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American Bittern, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 26, 2008.


Black-crowned Night-Heron ... MORE Black-crowned Night-Heron images

Beautiful morning ... got up early and at the Refuge to look for the Black-crowned Night-Heron ... SUCCESS !!! ... stayed on him for 45 minutes while he was fishing, waiting for SOMETHING to happen, when he finally caught something.

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Black-crowned Night-Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 26, 2008.
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Black-crowned Night-Heron ... "with catch". Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 26, 2008.


Belted Kingfisher ... MORE Belted Kingfisher images

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Belted Kingfisher, male. At Long Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 26, 2008.


Cedar Waxwing ... MORE Cedar Waxwing images

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Cedar Waxwing. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 26, 2008.


Bower Slough from the Kiwa Trail Bridge ... MORE Wood Duck images
MORE Mourning Dove images
MORE Northern Flicker images
MORE Western Painted Turtle images

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Wood Duck, female (left) and Mourning Dove (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 26, 2008.
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Northern Flicker (left) and Western Painted Turtles (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 26, 2008.


MORE Western Painted Turtles ... MORE Western Painted Turtle images

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Western Painted Turtles. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 26, 2008.


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