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"Trip Log ... September 15 and 16, 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 !!!

September 15 and 16 were overcast, with occasional sunbreaks on the 15th and lots of drizzle and rain on the 16th !!! All images were shot with the Sony H5 "superzoom" with the "doubler".

This trip includes ... American Bittern ... American Goldfinch ... Great Blue Heron ... Great Egret ... Killdeer ... Least Sandpiper ... Nutria ... Nodding Beggar Ticks ... Scenics ...

 
American Bittern ... MORE American Bittern images

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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 15, 2007.




American Goldfinch ... MORE American Goldfinch images

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American Goldfinch. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 16, 2007.


Great Blue Heron ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 16, 2007.
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Great Blue Heron, "high contrast". Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 16, 2007.


Great Egret ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 15, 2007.


... more ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret on Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 16, 2007.
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Great Egrets on Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 16, 2007.


Killdeer ... MORE Killdeer images

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Killdeer. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 16, 2007.


Least Sandpiper ... MORE Least Sandpiper images

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Least Sandpiper. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 16, 2007.
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Least Sandpiper. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 16, 2007.


Nutria ... MORE Nutria images

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Nutria. In canal on north end of the "S" Unit. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 15, 2007.


Nodding Beggar Tick ... MORE Nodding Beggar Tick images

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Nodding Beggar Tick. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 15, 2007.
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Nodding Beggar Tick. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 15, 2007.


Scenics ...  

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Harrier in field (left image), and two trees (right image). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 15, 2007.
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Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 15, 2007.


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