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"Trip Log ... October 21, 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, with very few sun breaks, and some showers.

This trip includes ... Hooded Merganser ... Greater Yellowlegs ... Northern Shoveler ... Sandhill Crane ... Great Egret ... American Kestrel ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Coyote ... River Otters ...

 
Hooded Merganser ... MORE Hooded Merganser images

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Hooded Merganser, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 21, 2007.
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Hooded Mergansers, females. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 21, 2007.
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Hooded Merganser, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 21, 2007.


Greater Yellowlegs ... MORE Greater Yellowlegs images

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Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 21, 2007.


Northern Shoveler ... MORE Northern Shoveler images

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Northern Shovelers, male (left), and male and female (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 21, 2007.
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Northern Shoveler, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 21, 2007.


Sandhill Crane ... MORE Sandhill Crane images

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Sandhill Crane. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 21, 2007.
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Sandhill Crane, grooming. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 21, 2007.


Great Egret ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 21, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 21, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 21, 2007.
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Great Egret ... with fish ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 21, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 21, 2007.


American Kestrel ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel ... with lunch ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 21, 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 21, 2007.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 21, 2007.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 21, 2007.


Coyote ... MORE Coyote images

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Coyote. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 21, 2007.


River Otters ... MORE River Otter images

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River Otters. In canal south of the Kiwa Trail. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 21, 2007.


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