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"Trip Log ... September 26 and 27, 2014"
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 26:   gray overcast morning ... went out to look for the White-faced Ibis which had been spotted yesterday ... SUCCESS !!!!!!!!!!!! ... my 182nd bird at the Refuge plus a "lifer" for me !!! ...    September 27:   gorgeous sunny but breezy afternoon ... went back for the Ibis again under great afternoon lighting ... found him on the second loop around the auto tour ... BEAUTIFUL !!!!


Species seen, heard, or photographed ... (in alphabetical order):

  1.   American Bittern ...
  2. American Coot ...
  3. American Goldfinch ...
  4. American Kestrel ...
  5. American Pipit ...
  6. Barn Swallow ...
  7. Belted Kingfisher ...
  8. Black-capped Chickadee ...
  9. Cackling Geese ...
  10. Canada Geese ...
  11. Cedar Waxwing ...
  12. European Starling ...
  13. Gadwall ...
  14. Golden-crowned Sparrow ...
  15. Great Blue Heron ...
  16. Great Egret ...
  17. Greater White-fronted Goose ...
  18.   Greater Yellowlegs ...
  19. Killdeer ...
  20. Least Sandpiper ...
  21.   Long-billed Dowitcher ...
  22. Mallard ...
  23. Northern Flicker ...
  24. Northern Harrier ...
  25. Northern Pintail ...
  26. Northern Shoveler ...
  27. Pied-billed Grebe ...
  28. Red-tailed Hawk ...
  29. Red-winged Blackbird ...
  30. Ring-billed Gull ...
  31.   Sandhill Crane ...
  32. Savannah Sparrow ...
  33. Song Sparrow ...
  34. Turkey Vulture ...
  35. Western Scrub-Jay ...
  36.   White-faced Ibis ...
  37. Wood Duck ...

and the ...

  1.   Columbian White-tailed Deer ...


White-faced Ibis
White-faced Ibis ... More White-faced Ibis images

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White-faced Ibis, youngster, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Gorgeous breezy sunny late afternoon. Image taken September 27, 2014.
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White-faced Ibis, youngster, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Gorgeous breezy sunny late afternoon. Image taken September 27, 2014.


... closeup ... More White-faced Ibis images

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White-faced Ibis, youngster, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Gorgeous breezy sunny late afternoon. Image taken September 27, 2014.
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White-faced Ibis, youngster, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Gorgeous breezy sunny late afternoon. Image taken September 27, 2014.


... reflection ... More White-faced Ibis images

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White-faced Ibis, youngster, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Gorgeous breezy sunny late afternoon. Image taken September 27, 2014.


... feeding ... More White-faced Ibis images

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White-faced Ibis, youngster, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Gorgeous breezy sunny late afternoon. Image taken September 27, 2014.
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White-faced Ibis, youngster, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Gorgeous breezy sunny late afternoon. Image taken September 27, 2014.
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White-faced Ibis, youngster, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Gorgeous breezy sunny late afternoon. Image taken September 27, 2014.


... more ... More White-faced Ibis images

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White-faced Ibis, youngster, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Gorgeous breezy sunny late afternoon. Image taken September 27, 2014.


... and more ... More White-faced Ibis images

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White-faced Ibis, youngster, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Gorgeous breezy sunny late afternoon. Image taken September 27, 2014.
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White-faced Ibis, youngster, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Gorgeous breezy sunny late afternoon. Image taken September 27, 2014.
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White-faced Ibis, youngster, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Gorgeous breezy sunny late afternoon. Image taken September 27, 2014.


... overcast morning, first sighting ... More White-faced Ibis images

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White-faced Ibis, youngster, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Overcast morning. Image taken September 26, 2014.
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White-faced Ibis, youngster, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Overcast morning, with one sun break. Image taken September 26, 2014.


... in flight ... More White-faced Ibis images

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White-faced Ibis, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Overcast morning. Image taken September 26, 2014.
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White-faced Ibis, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Overcast morning. Image taken September 26, 2014.


... with others ... More White-faced Ibis images

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Great Blue Heron and White-faced Ibis, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Overcast morning. Image taken September 26, 2014.
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Greater Yellowlegs and White-faced Ibis, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Overcast morning. Image taken September 26, 2014.
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American Bittern and White-faced Ibis, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Gorgeous breezy sunny late afternoon. Image taken September 27, 2014.


More
American Bittern ... More American Bittern images

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American Bittern, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Gorgeous breezy sunny late afternoon. Image taken September 27, 2014.
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American Bittern, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Gorgeous breezy sunny late afternoon. Image taken September 27, 2014.
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American Bittern, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Gorgeous breezy sunny late afternoon. Image taken September 27, 2014.


Columbian White-tailed Deer #166 and 167 ... More Columbian White-tailed Deer images

Left ear was tagged "166" and right ear was tagged "167". Seen northeast of North Quigly Lake. Deer was with what looked like this season's fawn (no pictures available of fawn).

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Columbian White-tailed Deer, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. Gorgeous breezy sunny late afternoon. Image taken September 27, 2014.
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Columbian White-tailed Deer, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. Gorgeous breezy sunny late afternoon. Image taken September 27, 2014.


Greater Yellowlegs ... More Greater Yellowlegs images

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Greater Yellowlegs, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Overcast morning. Image taken September 26, 2014.


Long-billed Dowitcher ... More Long-billed Dowitcher images

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Long-billed Dowitchers, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Overcast morning. Image taken September 26, 2014.


Sandhill Crane ... More Sandhill Crane images

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Sandhill Cranes, River "S" Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. South end of Rest Lake. Gorgeous breezy sunny late afternoon. Image taken September 27, 2014.


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