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"Trip Log ... September 26, 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 !!!

Late afternoon to early evening sun ...

This trip includes ...   American Bittern ... Great Blue Heron ... Greater Yellowlegs ... Green Heron ... Northern Harrier ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Ring-billed Gull ... Sandhill Crane ... Rest Lake Scenic ...

 
American Bittern ... MORE American Bittern images

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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.
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American Bittern hunting. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.
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American Bittern. This Bittern is actually watching a Green Heron eating a frog (see Green Heron images). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.
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American Bittern, reflection. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.


... with catch ... MORE American Bittern images

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American Bittern with catch. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.


Great Blue Heron ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron, with muddy feet (left) and closeup of head (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.


... flying past car ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron, flying past my car. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.


Greater Yellowlegs ... MORE Greater Yellowlegs images

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Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.
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Greater Yellowlegs, on mudflats. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.
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Greater Yellowlegs pair. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.
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Greater Yellowlegs, in flight. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.


Green Heron ... MORE Green Heron images

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Green Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.


... with catch ... MORE Green Heron images

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Green Heron with frog. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.
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Green Heron with catch. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.


Northern Harrier ... at sunset ... MORE Northern Harrier images

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Northern Harrier at sunset. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.
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Northern Harrier in field. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.


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

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Red-tailed Hawk, in tree (left image), and showing nice red tail (right image). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.


... at sunset ... MORE Red-tailed Hawk images

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Red-tailed Hawk at sunset. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.
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Red-tailed Hawk at sunset. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.


Ring-billed Gull ... MORE Ring-billed Gull images

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Ring-billed Gull. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.


Sandhill Cranes ... MORE Sandhill Cranes images

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Sandhill Cranes, trio on left, and silhouette on right. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.
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Sandhill Cranes approaching field. Sandhill Cranes heading to field south of Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.
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Sandhill Cranes landing in field. Sandhill Cranes heading to field south of Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.
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Sandhill Cranes, feeding. Sandhill Crane flock feeding in field south of Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.
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Sandhill Cranes, feeding. Sandhill Crane flock feeding in field south of Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.


Rest Lake ... scenic ...  

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Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 26, 2007.


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