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"Trip Log ... September 21, 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 fall morning ... the Great Egret was a delight !!! ... and images of the Sandhill Cranes overhead.

This trip includes ... American Bittern ... Common Yellowthroat ... Great Blue Heron ... Great Egret ... Great Horned Owl ... Greater Yellowlegs ... Northern Harrier and Red-tailed Hawk Confrontation ... Northern Harrier ... Peregrine Falcon ... Red-shouldered Hawk ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Sandhill Crane ... Savannah Sparrow ... Steller's Jay ... Turkey Vulture ... "Butter and Eggs" (Yellow Toadfax) ...

 
American Bittern ... MORE American Bittern images

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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.
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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.
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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


Common Yellowthroat ... MORE Common Yellowthroat images

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Common Yellowthroat. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


Great Blue Heron ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron, fishing, Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.
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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


... fishing ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron, fishing on Lake River. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


... reflection ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron reflection. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


Great Egret ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


... with Dragonfly ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret with Dragonfly. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


... elegance ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


... chasing one another ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret ... "liftoff" (left image) and chasing one another (right image). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.
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Great Egret ... chasing one another (left image) and "agitated" during chase (right image). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


Great Horned Owl ... MORE Great Horned Owl images

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Great Horned Owl. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


Greater Yellowlegs ... MORE Greater Yellowlegs images

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Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


Northern Harrier and Red-tailed Hawk ...  

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Northern Harrier chasing Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


Northern Harrier ... MORE Northern Harrier images

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.
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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


Peregrine Falcon ... MORE Peregrine Falcon images

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Peregrine Falcon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


Red-shouldered Hawk ... MORE Red-shouldered Hawk images

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Red-shouldered Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


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

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Red-tailed Hawk, front and back. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


Sandhill Crane ... MORE Sandhill Crane images

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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.
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Sandhill Cranes, lead bird calling. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.
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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


Savannah Sparrow ... MORE Savannah Sparrow images

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Savannah Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


Steller's Jay ... MORE Steller's Jay images

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Steller's Jay. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


Turkey Vulture ... adult ... MORE Turkey Vulture images

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Turkey Vulture, adult. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


Turkey Vulture ... juvenile ... MORE Turkey Vulture images

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Turkey Vulture, juvenile. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


"Butter and Eggs" (Yellow Toadfax) ... 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, Septmeber 21, 2007.


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