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"Trip Log ... October 1, 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 !!!

Overcast and foggy ... a day for small tweety birds ...

This trip includes ...   American Goldfinch ... American Kestrel ... Cedar Waxwing ... Downy Woodpecker ... Golden-crowned Sparrow ... Great Blue Heron ... Greater Yellowlegs ... House Finch ... Long-billed Dowitcher ... Mourning Dove ... Northern Flicker ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Savannah Sparrow ... Song Sparrow ... White-crowned Sparrow ... Fall colors ...

 
American Goldfinch ... MORE American Goldfinch images

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American Goldfinch. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 1, 2008.


American Kestrel ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 1, 2008.


Cedar Waxwing ... MORE Cedar Waxwing images

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Cedar Waxwing, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 1, 2008.


Downy Woodpecker ... MORE Downy Woodpecker images

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Downy Woodpecker. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 1, 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 October 1, 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 October 1, 2008.


Greater Yellowlegs ... MORE Greater Yellowlegs images

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Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 1, 2008.


House Finch ... MORE House Finch images

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House Finch, male (left) and female (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 1, 2008.


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

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Long-billed Dowitcher. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 1, 2008.
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Long-billed Dowitchers, in flight. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 1, 2008.


Mourning Dove ... MORE Mourning Dove images

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Mourning Dove. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 1, 2008.
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Mourning Dove. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 1, 2008.


Northern Flicker ... MORE Northern Flicker images

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Northern Flicker. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 1, 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 October 1, 2008.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 1, 2008.


... two color patterns ... MORE Red-tailed Hawk images

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Red-tailed Hawk, two color patterns. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 1, 2008.


Savannah Sparrow ... MORE Savannah Sparrow images

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Savannah Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 1, 2008.


Song Sparrow ... MORE Song Sparrow images

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Song Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 1, 2008.
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Song Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 1, 2008.


White-crowned Sparrow ... MORE White-crowned Sparrow images

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White-crowned Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 1, 2008.


Fall colors ...  

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Fall colors. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 1, 2008.


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