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"Trip Log ... November 11, 2011"
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 !!!

Overcast afternoon with front coming in ... Vermilion Flycatcher still there and was joined by a Yellow-rumped Warbler, both hawking bugs from the same snag over Bower Slough ... immature Snow Goose ... three banded Tundra Swans on Rest Lake ... saw two Trumpeters on South Mantrap Lake, visible from car while peering over hunters gate ...

This trip includes:   Cackling Goose ... Cooper's Hawk ... Herring Gull ... Hooded Merganser ... Pied-billed Grebe ... Pied-billed Grebe (with BIG fish !!!) ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Snow Goose (immature) ... Trumpeter Swan ... Tundra Swan ... Tundra Swan (banded, P774, P961, and P988) ... Vermilion Flycatcher ... Yellow-rumped Warbler ... Coyote ... Black-tailed Deer ...

 
Cackling Goose ... MORE Geese images

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Cackling Goose. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.


Cooper's Hawk ... MORE Cooper's Hawk images

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Cooper's Hawk, youngster. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.


Herring Gull ... MORE Herring Gull images

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Herring Gull. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.


Hooded Merganser ... MORE Hooded Merganser images

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Hooded Merganser, male. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.
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Hooded Merganser, female. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.


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

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Pied-billed Grebe. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.


Pied-billed Grebe ... with "BIG FISH" !!! MORE Pied-billed Grebe images

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Pied-billed Grebe and BIG FISH. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.
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Pied-billed Grebe and BIG FISH. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.
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Pied-billed Grebe and BIG FISH. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.
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Pied-billed Grebe and BIG FISH. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.


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

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Red-tailed Hawk. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.


Snow Goose ... MORE Snow Geese images

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Snow Goose, immature. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.
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Snow Goose, immature. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.


Trumpeter Swan ... MORE Trumpeter Swan images

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Trumpeter Swans, on South Mantrap Lake. Image on right enlarged 150 percent. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.


Tundra Swan ... MORE Tundra Swan images

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Tundra Swans, on South Mantrap Lake. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.
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Tundra Swans, on Rest Lake. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.
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Tundra Swan, on Rest Lake. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.
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Tundra Swans, on Rest Lake. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.


... landing ... MORE Tundra Swan images

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Tundra Swans, landing on Rest Lake. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.
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Tundra Swan, landing on Rest Lake. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.


... banded P774, P961, and P988 ... MORE Tundra Swan images

According to Craig Ely of the Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, swan P774 was banded as an adult male on 24 July 2006 near King Salmon on the Alaska Peninsula, P961 was banded as an adult male on 18 July 2010 near King Salmon on the Alaska Peninsula, and P988 was banded as an adult female on 19July 2010 near King Salmon on the Alaska Peninsula.

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Tundra Swan P774 (left) and P961 and P988 (right). On Rest Lake. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.


Vermilion Flycatcher ... MORE Vermilion Flycatcher images

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Vermilion Flycatcher, female. Overcast with a front coming in. At Bower Slough. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.
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Vermilion Flycatcher, female. Overcast with a front coming in. At Bower Slough. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.


Yellow-rumped Warbler ... MORE Yellow-rumped Warbler images

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Yellow-rumped Warbler, female. Overcast with a front coming in. At Bower Slough. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.


Coyote ... MORE Coyote images

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Coyote. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.


Black-tailed Deer ... MORE Black-tailed Deer images

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"Mom" ... Black-tailed Deer. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.
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Fawn ... Black-tailed Deer. Overcast with a front coming in. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 11, 2011.


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