Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
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"Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge"
"Trip Log ... August 27, 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 !!!

Got up EARLY on August 27 and headed out to the Kiwa Trail bridge just on the chance of seeing the River Otters !!! ... BEAUTIFUL !!!!!! ... It was like being in the middle of a Walt Disney movie !!!!!!!

This trip includes ... American Kestrel ... European Starling ... Great Blue Heron ... Great Egret and Great Blue Heron ... Greater Yellowlegs ... Mallard ... Turkey Vulture ... Raccoon ... River Otter ... "Butter and Eggs" (Yellow Toadflax) ... Common Tansy ... Teasel and Tansy Ragwort ...

 
American Kestrel ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 27, 2007.


European Starling ... MORE European Starling images

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European Starling. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 27, 2007.


Great Blue Heron ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron, in slough. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 27, 2007.
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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 27, 2007.


Two Egrets and One Heron ... MORE Great Egret images

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Two Great Egrets and one Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 27, 2007.


Greater Yellowlegs ... MORE Greater Yellowlegs images

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Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 27, 2007.
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Greater Yellowlegs, with reflection. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 27, 2007.


Greater Yellowlegs and Mallard ... MORE Mallard images

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Greater Yellowlegs and Mallard. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 27, 2007.


Mallard ... MORE Mallard images

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Mallard. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 27, 2007.


Turkey Vulture ... MORE Turkey Vulture images

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Turkey Vulture. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 27, 2007.


Raccoon ... MORE Raccoon images

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Raccoon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 27, 2007.
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Raccoon, looking cute. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 27, 2007.
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Raccoon crossing Slough. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 27, 2007.


River Otter ... MORE River Otter images

Early morning August 27, a "family" of about 8 River Otters were feeding and playing just off the Kiwa Trail bridge over the slough. It was like being in the middle of a Walt Disney movie !!!

Only a couple of the River Otter images are presented on this page. To see more just click on the arrow. Enjoy.


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River Otter. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 27, 2007.


"Butter and Eggs" (Yellow Toadflax) ... MORE "Butter and Eggs" images

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"Butter and Eggs" (Yellow Toadflax). Linaria vulgaris, also known as "Wild Snapdragon". Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 27, 2007.


Common Tansy ... MORE Common Tansy images

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Common Tansy. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 27, 2007.
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Common Tansy. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 27, 2007.


Teasel and Tansy Ragwort ... MORE Teasel images

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Teasel and Tansy Ragwort Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 27, 2007.


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