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"Trip Log ... September 7, 2011"
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 !!!

Another morning trip to check on shorebirds at Rest Lake ... nice breezy sunny day, temperatures heading to the mid-90s.

This trip includes:   American Coot ... Belted Kingfisher ... Chipping Sparrow ... Green Heron (with lunch) ... Northern Harrier ... Osprey ... Pied-billed Grebe with Mallard ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Ring-necked Duck ... Savannah Sparrow ... Wood Duck ... On Rest Lake:  American Pipit ... Baird's Sandpiper ... Killdeer ... Pectoral Sandpiper ... Semipalmated Plover ... Coyote ...

 
American Coot ... MORE American Coot images

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American Coot. Bower Slough. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011.


Belted Kingfisher ... MORE Belted Kingfisher images

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Belted Kingfisher. Lake River. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011.


Chipping Sparrow ... MORE Chipping Sparrow images

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Chipping Sparrow, immature. Inset image darkened to show different details. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011.


Green Heron ... MORE Green Heron images

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Green Heron. Bower Slough. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011.
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Green Heron. Bower Slough. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011.
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Green Heron ... "lunch". Bower Slough. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011.


Northern Harrier ... MORE Northern Harrier images

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011.


Osprey ... MORE Osprey images

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Osprey. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011.


Pied-billed Grebe with Mallard ... MORE Mallard images
MORE Pied-billed Grebe images

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Mallard (behind) and Pied-billed Grebe youngster (foreground). Bower Slough. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011.


Red-tailed Hawk ... MORE Red-tailed Hawk images

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Red-tailed Hawk, morning sun (left) and overhead (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011.


Ring-necked Duck ... MORE Ring-necked Duck images

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Ring-necked Duck. Bower Slough. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011.


Savannah Sparrow ... MORE Savannah Sparrow images

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Savannah Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011.


Wood Duck ... MORE Wood Duck images

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Wood Ducks. Bower Slough. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011.
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Wood Duck family. Bower Slough. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011.


... On Rest Lake ...
American Pipit ... MORE American Pipit images

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Digiscoped ... American Pipit. Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011. Nikon Prostaff 65 and Canon SD960is.


Baird's Sandpiper ... with Pectoral Sandpiper and Killdeer ... MORE Baird's Sandpiper images

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Baird's Sandpiper (front) with Pectoral Sandpiper (behind) and Killdeer (in the distance). Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011.


Pectoral Sandpiper ... MORE Pectoral Sandpiper images

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Pectoral Sandpiper. Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011.
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Pectoral Sandpiper. Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011.


... digiscoped ... MORE Pectoral Sandpiper images

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Digiscoped ... Pectoral Sandpiper. Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011. Nikon Prostaff 65 and Canon SD960is.


... standing and walking ... MORE Pectoral Sandpiper images

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Pectoral Sandpiper. Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011.


Semipalmated Plover ... MORE Semipalmated Plover images

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Semipalmated Plover. Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011.


Coyote ... MORE Coyote images

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Coyote. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011.


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