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"Trip Log ... September 29, 2008"
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 !!!

GORGEOUS fall morning ... TWO new Refuge birds --- the Black-headed Gray Warbler and the Ring-necked Pheasant !!! ... the level of Rest Lake is down and the shorebirds are back.

This trip includes ...   American Goldfinch ... American Kestrel ... Black-throated Gray Warbler ... European Starling ... Great Blue Heron ... Greater Yellowlegs ... Golden-crowned Sparrow ... Lesser Yellowlegs ... Long-billed Dowitcher ... Marsh Wren ... Northern Pintail ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Red-winged Blackbird ... Ring-necked Pheasant ... Sandhill Crane ... Song Sparrow ... Yellow-rumped Warbler ... White tree fungus ...

 
American Goldfinch ... MORE American Goldfinch images

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American Goldfinch. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 29, 2008.


American Kestrel ... MORE American kestrel images

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American Kestrel. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 29, 2008.


Black-throated Gray Warbler... MORE Black-throated Gray Warbler images

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Black-throated Gray Warbler. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 29, 2008.
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Throat, Black-throated Gray Warbler. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 29, 2008.


European Starling ... MORE European Starling images

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European Starling. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 29, 2008.


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 29, 2008.


Greater Yellowlegs ... MORE Greater Yellowlegs images

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Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 29, 2008.
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Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 29, 2008.
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Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 29, 2008.


Golden-crowned Sparrow... MORE Golden-crowned Sparrow images

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Golden-crowned Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 29, 2008.


Lesser Yellowlegs and Greater Yellowlegs ... MORE Lesser Yellowlegs images
MORE Greater Yellowlegs images

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One Lesser Yellowlegs and two Greater Yellowlegs. On Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 29, 2008.
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One Lesser Yellowlegs and three Greater Yellowlegs. On Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 29, 2008.


Long-billed Dowitcher ... MORE Long-billed Dowitcher images

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Long-billed Dowitcher. On Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 29, 2008.


Marsh Wren ... MORE Marsh Wren images

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Marsh Wren. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 29, 2008.


Northern Pintail ... MORE Northern Pintail images

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Northern Pintail, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 29, 2008.


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 29, 2008.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 29, 2008.


Red-winged Blackbird ... MORE Red-winged Blackbird images

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Red-winged Blackbird. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 29, 2008.


Ring-necked Pheasant ... MORE Ring-necked Pheasant images

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Ring-necked Pheasant, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 29, 2008.


Sandhill Crane ... MORE Sandhill Crane images

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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 29, 2008.
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Sandhill Crane. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 29, 2008.
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Sandhill Crane. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 29, 2008.


Song Sparrow ... MORE Song Sparrow images

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Song Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 29, 2008.


Yellow-rumped Warbler... MORE Yellow-rumped Warbler images

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Yellow-rumped Warbler. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 29, 2008.


White tree fungus ... MORE Mushrooms and Fungi images

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White tree fungus. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 29, 2008.


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