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"Trip Log ... October 22, 2008"
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 !!!

GORGEOUS fall day !!!!!!!

This trip includes ... Northern Flicker ... Red-breasted Sapsucker ... Savannah Sparrow ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Northern Harrier ... American Kestrel ... Hooded Merganser (in the water) ... Hooded Merganser (on land) ... American Bittern ... Cackling Geese ... Greater White-fronted Goose ... Sandhill Crane ... Great Egret ... Great Blue Heron ... Long-billed Dowitcher ... Greater Yellowlegs ... River Otter ... Fall scenic ...


 
Northern Flicker ... MORE Northern Flicker images

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Northern Flicker. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.


... later that afternoon ... MORE Northern Flicker images

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Northern Flicker. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.


... "wings" ... MORE Northern Flicker images

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Northern Flicker. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.


Red-breasted Sapsucker ... MORE Red-breasted Sapsucker images

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Red-breasted Sapsucker. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.


Savannah Sparrow ... MORE Savannah Sparrow images

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Savannah Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.
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Savannah Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.


Red-tailed Hawks ... MORE Red-tailed Hawk images

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Red-tailed Hawks. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.


Northern Harrier ... MORE Northern Harrier images

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.
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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.
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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.


American Kestrel ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.


Hooded Mergansers ... MORE Hooded Merganser images

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Hooded Merganser, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.
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Hooded Merganser, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.
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Hooded Mergansers. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.
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Hooded Merganser, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.


... on land ... MORE Hooded Merganser images

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Hooded Merganser, male (left) and female (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.
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Hooded Merganser, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.
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Hooded Merganser, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.


American Bittern ... MORE American Bittern images

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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.
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American Bittern ... with polliwog ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.


Cackling Geese ... MORE Cackling Geese images

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Cackling Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.
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Cackling Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.
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Cackling Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.


Greater White-fronted Goose ... MORE Greater White-fronted Goose images

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Greater White-fronted Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.


Sandhill Cranes ... MORE Sandhill Crane images

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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.


Great Egret ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.


Great Blue Heron ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.


Long-billed Dowitcher ... MORE Long-billed Dowitcher images

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Long-billed Dowitcher. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.
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Two Greater Yellowlegs and one Long-billed Dowitcher. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.


Greater Yellowlegs ... MORE Greater Yellowlegs images

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Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.
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Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.
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Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.


... chasing fish ... MORE Greater Yellowlegs images

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Chasing fish ... Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.
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Chasing fish ... Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.
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Chasing fish ... Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.


... with fish ... MORE Greater Yellowlegs images

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With fish ... Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.
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With fish ... Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.


... on Rest Lake ... MORE Greater Yellowlegs images

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On Rest Lake ... Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.


River Otter ... MORE River Otter images

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River Otter. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.


Fall scenic ...  

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Fall scenic. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 22, 2008.


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