Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
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"Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge"
"Trip Log ... October 4, 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 !!!

Cloudy and overcast with some spotty sun. A "raptor" day, with the Cooper's Hawk being new for me. All images taken with the Sony H5 with the 1.6 "doubler".

This trip includes ... American Kestrel ... Cooper's Hawk ... Northern Harrier ... Red-tailed Hawk ...

 
"Auto Tour" ...  

The 4-plus-mile "Auto Tour" is closed to pedestrian traffic between October 1st and April 30th. Folks must enjoy the wildlife from their cars, with the exception of the Blind overlooking Rest Lake, and the Information Kiosk at the Refuge's entrance.

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American Kestrel sitting on sign. The auto-tour road is "in cars only" from October through April. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 4, 2007.


American Kestrel ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 4, 2007.


Cooper's Hawk ... MORE Cooper's Hawk images

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Cooper's Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 4, 2007.


Northern Harrier ... MORE Northern Harrier images

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 4, 2007.


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 4, 2007.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 4, 2007.


... in field ... MORE Red-tailed Hawk images

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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 4, 2007.


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