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"Trip Log ... October 8, 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 !!!

Overcast but dry day ... highlight was coming upon South Quigley Lake and seeing a Sandhill Crane family up close !!!! ...

This trip includes ... Sandhill Crane ... Northern Flicker ... Northern Harrier ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Great Egret ... At the edge of Long Lake ... Greater Yellowlegs ... Lesser Yellowlegs ... Wilson's Snipe ... Long-billed Dowitcher ... Killdeer ... White Nutria ... Nutria (mom and baby) ...

 
Sandhill Crane ... MORE Sandhill Crane images

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Sandhill Crane, adult. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.


Sandhill Crane ... family ... MORE Sandhill Crane images

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Sandhill Crane. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.
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Sandhill Cranes, with youngster, youngster in image on left. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.
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Sandhill Crane. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.


Sandhill Cranes ... overhead ... MORE Sandhill Cranes images

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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.
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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.
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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.


Sandhill Cranes ... flying ... MORE Sandhill Cranes images

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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.


Northern Flicker ... MORE Northern Flicker images

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Northern Flicker. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.


Northern Harrier ... MORE Northern Harrier images

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 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 8, 2007.


Great Egret ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.


MORE Great Egret ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.


Great Egret ... fishing ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.


At the edge of Long Lake ...  

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Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.
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Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs (left) and Lesser Yellowlegs (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.
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Long-billed Dowitchers. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.
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Wilson's Snipe, Long-billed Dowitcher, and Killdeer (left image), Killdeer (right image). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.
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Wilson's Snipe. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.
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Wilson's Snipe. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.
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Wilson's Snipe, pair. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.


Silhouette ...  

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Five Greater Yellowlegs and one Lesser Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.


White Nutria ... MORE Nutria images

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White Nutria. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.


Nutria ... mom and baby ... MORE Nutria images

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Nutria, mom and baby (left) and baby (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.
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Nutria. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.



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