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"Trip Log ... November 21, 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 ... Bufflehead ... Northern Pintail ... Greater Yellowlegs ... Double-crested Cormorant ... Tundra Swans ... Great Egret ... Northern Harrier ... Rough-legged Hawk ... Red-tailed Hawk ... American Kestrel ... Ring-billed Gull ... Glaucous-winged Gull ... Cackling Geese ...

 
Bufflehead ... MORE Bufflehead images

The Bufflehead male's head (breeding plumage) is "glossy dark purple-green with large white patch covering the entire back of the head". The female's head is "not glossy, large white ear patch does not extend around back of head". Quotes from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's "All About Birds".

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Bufflehead, male. The Bufflehead male's head is glossy, dark, and purple-green. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.


Bufflehead ... flying ... MORE Bufflehead images

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Bufflehead, male ... takeoff ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.
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Bufflehead, male ... in flight ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.
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Bufflehead, male ... flying ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.
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Bufflehead, male ... landing ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.


Northern Pintail ... MORE Northern Pintail images

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Northern Pintail, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.


Greater Yellowlegs ... MORE Greater Yellowlegs images

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Greater Yellowlegs. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.


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 21, 2007.


Tundra Swans ... MORE Tundra Swan images

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Tundra Swans. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.
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Tundra Swans. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.


Great Egret ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.
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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.


Northern Harrier ... MORE Northern Harrier images

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 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 21, 2007.


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

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Rough-legged Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 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, November 21, 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, November 21, 2007.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.


Red-tailed Hawk ... rather ragged tail ... MORE Red-tailed Hawk images

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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.


American Kestrel ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel, female Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.


American Kestrel ... looking cute ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.


Ring-billed Gull ... MORE Ring-billed Gull images

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Ring-billed Gull. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.
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Ring-billed Gull, on Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.


Glaucous-winged Gull ... MORE Glaucous-winged Gull images

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Glaucous-winged Gull. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.
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Glaucous-winged Gull. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.


Cackling Geese ... MORE Cackling Geese images

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Cackling Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 21, 2007.


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