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"Trip Log ... November 3, 2009"
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 !!!

Beautiful fall morning !!!!!!!!! ... started out overcast/foggy and then improved ...

This trip includes ... Wilson's Snipe ... European Starling ... Great Blue Heron ... Great Egret ... Sandhill Crane ... Cackling Geese ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Northern Harrier ... American Kestrel ... Pied-billed Grebe ... Red-winged Blackbird ... Oregon Junco ... Golden-crowned Kinglet ... Black-capped Chickadee ... Bewick's Wren ...

 
Wilson's Snipe ... MORE Wilson's Snipe images

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Wilson's Snipe. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.
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Wilson's Snipe. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.
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Wilson's Snipe. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.
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Wilson's Snipe. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.
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Wilson's Snipe. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.


Wilson's Snipe and European Starling ... MORE Wilson's Snipe images
MORE European Starling images

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Wilson's Snipe (left) and European Starling (right). Long Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.


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, November 3, 2009.
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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.
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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.


Great Egret ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.


... head ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.


Sandhill Cranes ... MORE Sandhill Crane images

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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.
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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.
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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.


Cackling Geese ... MORE Geese images

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Cackling Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.


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, November 3, 2009.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.


Northern Harrier ... MORE Northern Harrier images

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.


Northern Harrier ... leaving post ... MORE Northern Harrier images

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.
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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.
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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.


American Kestrel ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel, male (left) and female (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.


Pied-billed Grebe ... MORE Pied-billed Grebe images

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Pied-billed Grebe. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.
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Pied-billed Grebe. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.


Red-winged Blackbird ... MORE Red-winged Blackbird images

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Red-winged Blackbird, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.


Juncos, Kinglets, and Chickadees ... MORE Oregon Junco images
MORE Golden-crowned Kinglet images
MORE Black-capped Chickadee images

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Oregon Junco (left image) and Golden-crowned Kinglet (right image). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.
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Black-capped Chickadee. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.


Bewick's Wren ... MORE Bewick's Wren images

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Bewick's Wren. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.
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Bewick's Wren. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 3, 2009.


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