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"Trip Log ... November 23, 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 !!!

Nice winter afternoon ...

This trip includes ... Double-crested Cormorant ... Canvasback ... Eurasian Wigeon and American Wigeon ... Northern Pintail ... Ducks on Rest Lake (American Coot, Northern Pintail, Mallard, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal) ... Green-winged Teal ... Bufflehead ... Hooded Merganser ... Herring Gull ... Tundra Swans ... Tundra Swan ("fight") ... Cackling Geese ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Northern Harrier ...


 
Double-crested Cormorant ... MORE Cormorant images

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Double-crested Cormorant ... with lunch ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.
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Double-crested Cormorant. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.


Canvasback ... MORE Canvasback images

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Canvasback, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.
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Canvasback, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.
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Canvasback (female) with Tundra Swan, Mallard (male), and American Coot. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.
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Canvasback, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.
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Canvasback, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.


Eurasian Wigeon and American Wigeon ... MORE Eurasian Wigeon images
MORE American Wigeon images

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Eurasian Wigeon and American Wigeon. The Eurasian Wigeon has the reddish head, the American Wigeon has the green stripe. On Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.
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Eurasian Wigeon. On Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.
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American Wigeon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.


Northern Pintail ... MORE Northern Pintail images

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Northern Pintails, males. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.


Ducks on Rest Lake ...
American Coot, Northern Pintail, Mallard, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal ...
 

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Ducks on Rest Lake: American Coot, Northern Pintail, Mallard, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.


Green-winged Teal and Tundra Swan ... MORE Green-winged Teal images

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Green-winged Teal, male, with Tundra Swan. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.


Bufflehead ... MORE Bufflehead images

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Bufflehead, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.


Hooded Merganser ... MORE Hooded Merganser images

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Hooded Merganser, pair. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.
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Hooded Merganser, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.


Herring Gull ... MORE Herring Gull images

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Herring Gull. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.


Tundra Swans ... MORE Tundra Swan images

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Tundra Swans. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.
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Tundra Swan. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.


Tundra Swans ... taking off from Rest Lake ... MORE Tundra Swan images

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Tundra Swans taking off from Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.


Tundra Swans ... "fight" ... MORE Tundra Swan images

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"Fight" ... Tundra Swans. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.
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"Fight" ... Tundra Swans. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.
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"Fight" ... Tundra Swans. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.
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"Fight" ... Tundra Swans. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.
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"Fight" ... Tundra Swans. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.


Cackling Geese ... MORE Cackling Geese images

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Cackling Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.
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Cackling Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.


Red-tailed Hawk ... color variations ... MORE Red-tailed Hawk images

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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.


Northern Harrier ... MORE Northern Harrier images

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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.
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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.


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