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"Trip Log ... September 19, 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 !!!

BEAUTIFUL !!! ... nice sunny, windy, fall day !!!!!!!!!!!! ... The Merlin and the Northern Flicker were first-time photographs for me.

This trip includes ... American Bittern ... American Kestrel ... Cedar Waxwing ... Great Blue Heron ... Great Egret ... Merlin ... Northern Flicker ... Northern Harrier ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Western Scrub Jay ... Coyote ...

 
American Bittern ... MORE American Bittern images

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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.
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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.


American Kestrel ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.


Cedar Waxwing ... MORE Cedar Waxwing images

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Cedar Waxwing. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 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 19, 2007.
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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.


Great Egret ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.
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Great Egret, preening. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.


... reflection ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.


... silhouette ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.


Merlin ... MORE Merlin images

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Merlin. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.


Northern Flicker ... MORE Northern Flicker images

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Northern Flicker, red-shafted. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.


Northern Harrier ... MORE Northern Harrier images

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.
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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.


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

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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.


Western Scrub Jay ... MORE Western Scrub Jay images

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Western Scrub Jay. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.


Coyote ... MORE Coyote images

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Coyote. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.
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Coyote. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 19, 2007.


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