Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
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"Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge"
"Trip Log ... October 14, 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 !!!

Spent a couple of hours just before sunset "closing down" the Refuge !!! ... just made it out the gate with 5 minutes to spare ... this past weekend was the "Bird Fest" and even at this late hour on Sunday the tourist traffic was heavy along the loop road. Mostly I just parked and waited for Sandhill Cranes to fly overhead. My last stopping location was hoping the Cranes would fly through the gorgeous sunset. They obliged.

This trip includes ... Sandhill Crane ... Great Egret ... Canada Goose ... Northern Harrier ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Scenics ...

 
Sandhill Cranes ... MORE Sandhill Crane images

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Sunset, Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 14, 2007.


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

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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 14, 2007.
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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 14, 2007.
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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 14, 2007.
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Sunset, Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 14, 2007.


Great Egret ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 14, 2007.


Great Egrets ... at Long Lake ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egrets at Long Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 14, 2007.
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Great Egret at Long Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 14, 2007.


Canada Geese ... MORE Canada Goose images

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Canada Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 14, 2007.


Northern Harrier ... MORE Northern Harrier images

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 14, 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 14, 2007.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 14, 2007.


Scenics ...  

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Oregon Ash. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 14, 2007.

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Clouds. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 14, 2007.
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Sunset. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 14, 2007.


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