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"Trip Log ... October 8 and 9, 2011"
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 !!!

"Birdfest" ... both days overcast but no rain ... on Saturday, October 8, did one loop of River "S" and then spent the rest of the day on the Carty Unit ... got a new Ridgefield Refuge bird - the Lewis's Woodpecker !!! ... on Sunday, October 9, spent the day as a volunteer at River "S" ... did manage one trip around the loop but it was a scouting trip rather than a photography trip ... finally managed to find a Pacific Tree Frog who sat still long enough to photograph !!!

This trip includes:   Belted Kingfisher ... Golden-crowned Sparrow ... Lewis's Woodpecker ... Red-winged Blackbird ... Sandhill Crane ... Savannah Sparrow ... White-crowned Sparrow ... Wilson's Snipe ... Pacific Tree Frog ...

 
Belted Kingfisher ... MORE Belted Kingfisher images

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Belted Kingfisher, female (left) and male (right). Left image taken Carty Unit and right image taken River "S". Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. Image taken October 8, 2011.
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Belted Kingfisher, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 8, 2011.


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 8, 2011.


Lewis's Woodpecker ... MORE Lewis's Woodpecker images

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Lewis's Woodpecker, juvenile. Right image enlarged 200%. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken October 8, 2011.
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Lewis's Woodpecker, juvenile, enlarged 200%. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken October 8, 2011.


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

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Red-winged Blackbird, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 8, 2011.


Sandhill Crane ... MORE Sandhill Crane images

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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 9, 2011.
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Sandhill Crane. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 9, 2011.


Savannah Sparrow ... MORE Savannah Sparrow images

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Savannah Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 8, 2011.


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

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White-crowned Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken October 8, 2011.


Wilson's Snipe ... MORE Wilson's Snipe images

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Wilson's Snipe. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 8, 2011.


Pacific Tree Frog ... MORE Frog images

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Pacific Tree Frog. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 9, 2011, Canon SX120.
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Pacific Tree Frog. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 9, 2011, Canon SX120.


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