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"Trip Log ... October 28, 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 !!!

Nice sunny afternoon with THOUSANDS of Cackling Geese. Also my first views of a Rough-legged Hawk. All images shot with the Sony H5, most with the 1.6 "doubler".

This trip includes ... Cackling Goose ... Common Merganser ... Rough-legged Hawk ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Scenics ...

 
Cackling Geese ... MORE Cackling Geese images

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Cackling Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 28, 2007.
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Cackling Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 28, 2007.
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Cackling Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 28, 2007.
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Cackling Geese, darker front (left), and with white ring on neck (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 28, 2007.


Common Merganser ... MORE Common Merganser images

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Common Merganser, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 28, 2007.
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Common Merganser, females. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 28, 2007.
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Common Merganser, females. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 28, 2007.


Rough-legged Hawk ... MORE Rough-legged Hawk images

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Rough-legged Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 28, 2007.
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Rough-legged Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 28, 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 28, 2007.


Red-tailed Hawk ... head shots ... MORE Red-tailed Hawk images

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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 28, 2007.


Red-tailed Hawk ... lunch ... MORE Red-tailed Hawk images

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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 28, 2007.


MORE 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 28, 2007.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 28, 2007.


Scenics ...  

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View across the Refuge. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 28, 2007.
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Lake River looking downstream. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 28, 2007.


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