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"Trip Log ... November 2, 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 !!!

This trip includes ... Cackling Goose ... Tundra Swan ... Great Egret ... Hooded Merganser ... Bufflehead ... Canvasback ... Northern Pintail ... Song Sparrow ... Golden-crowned Sparrow ... Rough-legged Hawk ... Bald Eagle (juvenile) ... Mallard ... Northern Shoveler ... Rest Lake ...

 
Cackling Geese ... MORE Cackling Geese images

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Cackling Geese ... "Formation Flying" ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 2, 2007.


Cackling Geese ... landing ... MORE Cackling Geese images

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Two Geese landing. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 2, 2007.
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Four Geese landing. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 2, 2007.


Tundra Swans ... MORE Tundra Swan images

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Tundra Swan. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 2, 2007.
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Tundra Swans. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 2, 2007.
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Tundra Swans. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 2, 2007.


Great Egret ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 2, 2007.


On Rest Lake ...
Hooded Merganser ... Bufflehead ... Canvasback ... Northern Pintail ...
 

Just pushing the limits of my camera ... all images taken with the Sony Alpha 100 with reflex 500 mm lens, cropped from full zoom on the computer.

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Hooded Merganser, male (left image), and Bufflehead, male (right image). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 2, 2007.
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Canvasback, female (left image) and Northern Pintail, male (right image). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 2, 2007.


Song Sparrow ... MORE Song Sparrow images

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Song Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 2, 2007.


Golden-crowned Sparrow ... MORE Golden-crowned Sparrow images

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Golden-crowned Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 2, 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, November 2, 2007.


Bald Eagle ... youngster ... MORE Bald Eagle images

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Bald Eagle, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 2, 2007.


Mallard ... MORE Mallard images

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Mallard, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 2, 2007.


Northern Shovelers ... MORE Northern Shoveler images

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Northern Shovelers. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 2, 2007.


Northern Shovelers ... feeding ... MORE Northern Shoveler images

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Northern Shovelers, feeding. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 2, 2007.


Rest Lake ...  

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Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 2, 2007.
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Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 2, 2007.


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