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"Trip Log ... November 14, 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 !!!

Beautiful fall day ... did a morning trip and a late afternoon trip ... my first "leucistic" bird --- a Cackling Goose !!!!!! ... also found the Eurasian Wigeon in the late late afternoon, just before the sun went down ... a little low lighting for my camera but the images are definitely identifiable ...

This trip includes ... Bald Eagle ... Red-tailed Hawk ... American Kestrel ... Cackling Geese ... Leucistic Cackling Goose ... Tundra Swan ... Great Blue Heron ... Great Egret ... Sandhill Crane ... Double-crested Cormorant ... Herring Gull ... Marsh Wren ... Pied-billed Grebe ... Bufflehead ... Mallards ... American Coot ... Hooded Merganser ... Eurasian Wigeon ... River Otter (with fish) ... Spider Webs, Grasses, and Evening Sun ...


 
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 14, 2008.
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Bald Eagle, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.


Bald Eagle ... adult ... MORE Bald Eagle images

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Bald Eagle, adult. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.


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 14, 2008.


American Kestrel ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.
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American Kestrel, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.


Cackling Geese ... MORE Cackling Geese images

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Cackling Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.
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Cackling Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.


Leucistic Cackling Goose ... MORE Cackling and Canada Geese images

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Leucistic Cackling Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.
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Leucistic Cackling Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.
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Leucistic Cackling Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.


Leucistic Cackling Goose ... head views ... MORE Cackling and Canada Geese images

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Leucistic Cackling Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.


Leucistic Cackling Goose ... flying ... MORE Cackling and Canada Geese images

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Leucistic Cackling Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.


Tundra Swan ... MORE Tundra Swan images

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Tundra Swan. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.
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Tundra Swan. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.
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Tundra Swan, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.
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Tundra Swan, adult. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.


Tundra Swan ... youngsters ... MORE Tundra Swan images

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Tundra Swans, youngsters. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.
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Tundra Swans, youngsters. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.
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Tundra Swans, youngsters. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 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 November 14, 2008.
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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.
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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.


Great Egret ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.


Sandhill Crane ... MORE Sandhill Crane images

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Sandhill Crane. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.


Double-crested Cormorant ... MORE Double-crested Cormorant images

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Double-crested Cormorant. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.


Herring Gull ... MORE Herring Gull images

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Herring Gull. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.


Marsh Wren ... MORE Marsh Wren images

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Marsh Wren. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.


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 14, 2008.


Bufflehead ... MORE Bufflehead images

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Bufflehead. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.


Mallards ... on Rest Lake ... MORE Mallard images

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Mallards on Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.


American Coot ... MORE American Coot images

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American Coot lineup. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.


Hooded Merganser ... MORE Hooded Merganser images

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Hooded Merganser. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.


Eurasian Wigeon ... MORE Eurasian Wigeon images

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Eurasian Wigeon, male. On Rest Lake, early evening setting sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.


River Otter ... MORE River Otter images

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River Otter, with fish. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.


Spider Webs, Grasses, and Evening Sun ...  

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Spider Webs, Grasses, and Evening Sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.
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Spider Webs, Grasses, and Evening Sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.
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Spider Webs, Grasses, and Evening Sun. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken November 14, 2008.


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