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"Trip Log ... November 23, 2010"
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 COLD Winter afternoon !!!!!!! ... temperatures in the high 20s ... frozen ponds and still some leftover snow ... photographed the SNOW BUNTING !!!!!!! ... according to birding authorities, this particular bird is the first documented Snow Bunting in Clark County.

This trip includes:   Snow Bunting ... White-crowned Sparrow ... Golden-crowned Sparrow ... American Goldfinch ... House Finch ... Western Meadowlark ... American Kestrel ... Hooded Merganser ... Lesser Scaup ... Ring-necked Duck ... Coyote ...

 
Snow Bunting ... MORE Snow Bunting images

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Snow Bunting. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2010.


According to birding record-keepers, this particular bird is the first ever documented Snow Bunting in Clark County.
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Snow Bunting, back and front. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2010.
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Snow Bunting. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2010.
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Snow Bunting. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2010.


... feathers ... MORE Snow Bunting images

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Snow Bunting, feathers. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2010.


White-crowned Sparrow ... MORE White-crowned Sparrow images

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White-crowned Sparrow, adult (left) and youngster (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2010.


Golden-crowned Sparrow ... MORE Golden-crowned Sparrow images

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Golden-crowned Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2010.


American Goldfinch ... MORE American Goldfinch images

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American Goldfinch. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2010.


House Finch ... MORE House Finch images

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House Finch, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2010.


Western Meadowlark ... MORE Western Meadowlark images

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Western Meadowlark. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2010.
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Western Meadowlark. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2010.


American Kestrel ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2010.
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American Kestrel, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2010.


Hooded Merganser ... MORE Hooded Merganser images

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Hooded Merganser, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2010.
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Hooded Merganser, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2010.
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Hooded Merganser, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2010.


Lesser Scaup ... MORE Lesser Scaup images

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Lesser Scaup, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2010.
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Lesser Scaup, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2010.


Ring-necked Duck ... MORE Ring-necked Duck images

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Ring-necked Duck, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2010.


Coyote ... MORE Coyote images

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Coyote. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2010.


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