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"Trip Log ... October 26, 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 !!!

Nice fall day !!!!!!! ...

This trip includes ... Hooded Merganser ... Long-billed Dowitcher ... Wilson's Snipe ... Killdeer ... Ring-billed Gull ... Gadwall ... American Bittern ... Western Scrub Jay ... "Harlan's" Red-tailed Hawk ... Cackling Geese ... Great Blue Heron ... Tundra Swans ... Rest Lake ...


 
Hooded Merganser ... 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 26, 2008.
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Hooded Merganser, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 26, 2008.


Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Snipe, Killdeer,
and Ring-billed Gull ...
MORE Long-billed Dowitcher images
MORE Wilson's Snipe images
MORE Killdeer images
MORE Ring-billed Gull images

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Long-billed Dowitcher, pair (left), and Wilson's Snipe (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 26, 2008.
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Killdeer (left) and Ring-billed Gull (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 26, 2008.


Gadwall ... MORE Gadwall images

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Gadwall, male (left) and female (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 26, 2008.


American Bittern ... MORE American Bittern images

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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 26, 2008.


Western Scrub Jay ... MORE Western Scrub Jay images

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Western Scrub Jay. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 26, 2008.


"Harlan's" Red-tailed Hawk ... MORE Red-tailed Hawk images

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"Harlan's" Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 26, 2008.
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"Harlan's" Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 26, 2008.


Cackling Geese ... MORE Geese images

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Thousands of Cackling Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 26, 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 26, 2008.


Tundra Swans ... MORE Tundra Swan images

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Tundra Swans. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 26, 2008.
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Tundra Swans. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 26, 2008.
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Tundra Swans. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 26, 2008.


Rest Lake ...  

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Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 26, 2008.


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