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"Trip Log ... September 30, 2013"
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 !!!

Quick trip inbetween rain showers to the North Carty Unit just to see what was there ... the area just ended a record-setting month of rain with nearly five inches falling in nearby Vancouver, Washington, and over six inches falling in Portland, Oregon ... over three inches fell in the past three days !!!!!! ... the area was too wet to go find any ducks, altho we could see them off in the distance ... flocks of Cacklers arriving overhead ... helped the Refuge clean up 58 dead Barn and Violet-green Swallows which didn't survive the three days of storms ... there were still Swallows flying over Duck Lake however ... didn't take my "gear" and camera used was the Panasonic Lumix FZ200.

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

  1.   American Goldfinch ...
  2. Band-tailed Pigeon ...
  3. Barn Swallow ...
  4. Belted Kingfisher ...
  5. Black-capped Chickadee ...
  6. Cackling Geese ...
  7. Cooper's Hawk ...
  8. Duck (species) ...
  9. European Starling ...
  10.   Golden-crowned Sparrow ...
  11. Great Blue Heron ...
  12.   Great Egret ...
  13. Gull (species) ...
  14. House Finch ...
  15. Mallard ...
  16. Red-tailed Hawk ...
  17. Song Sparrow ...
  18. Spotted Towhee ...
  19. Steller's Jay ...
  20. Turkey Vulture ...
  21. Violet-green Swallow ...
  22.   Western Scrub-Jay ...

 
American Goldfinch ... More American Goldfinch images

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American Goldfinch. Gray, overcast, and inbetween rain showers. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, North Carty Unit. Image taken, September 30, 2013.


Golden-crowned Sparrow ... More Golden-crowned Sparrow images

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Golden-crowned Sparrow. Gray, overcast, and inbetween rain showers. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, North Carty Unit. Image taken, September 30, 2013.


Great Egret ... More Great Egret images

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Great Egret over Duck Lake. Gray, overcast, and inbetween rain showers. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, North Carty Unit. Image taken, September 30, 2013.


Western Scrub-Jay ... More Western Scrub-Jay images

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Western Scrub-Jay. Gray, overcast, and inbetween rain showers. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, North Carty Unit. Image taken, September 30, 2013.


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