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"Trip Log ... November 30, 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 !!!

Overcast all day long ... made for some interesting "high definition" images however ...

This trip includes ... Rough-legged Hawk ... Red-tailed Hawk ... American Kestrel ... Hooded Merganser (with lunch) ... Double-crested Cormorant (with fish) ... Eurasian Wigeon ... American Wigeon ... Green-winged Teal ... Pied-billed Grebe ... Northern Flicker ... Great Egret ... Great Blue Heron ... Sandhill Cranes ... Cackling Geese ... Bald Eagle ... Grey foggy afternoon ...


 
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 30, 2008.
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Rough-legged Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 30, 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 30, 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 30, 2008.


Hooded Merganser ... female ... MORE Hooded Merganser images

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Hooded Merganser, female. On Long Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 30, 2008.
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Hooded Merganser, female. On Long Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 30, 2008.
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Hooded Merganser, female. On Long Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 30, 2008.


Hooded Merganser ... male ... taking a bath ... MORE Hooded Merganser images

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Hooded Merganser, male ... taking a bath ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 30, 2008.


Hooded Merganser ... male ... MORE Hooded Merganser images

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Hooded Merganser, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 30, 2008.
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Hooded Merganser, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 30, 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 30, 2008.
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Double-crested Cormorant. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 30, 2008.


Eurasian Wigeon ... MORE Eurasian Wigeon images

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Eurasian Wigeon, male. Foggy morning. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 30, 2008.
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Eurasian Wigeon, male, with American Wigeons. Foggy morning. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 30, 2008.


American Wigeon ... MORE American Wigeon images

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American Wigeon, pair. Day foggy and overcast and grey. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 30, 2008.


Green-winged Teal ... MORE Green-winged Teal images

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Green-winged Teal, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 30, 2008.


Northern Pintail ... MORE Northern Pintail images

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Northern Pintail, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 30, 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 30, 2008.


Northern Flicker ... MORE Northern Flicker images

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Northern Flicker, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 30, 2008.


Great Egret ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 30, 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 30, 2008.


Sandhill Cranes ... MORE Sandhill Crane images

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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 30, 2008.


Cackling Geese ... MORE Geese images

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Cackling Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 30, 2008.


Bald Eagle ... MORE Bald Eagle images

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Bald Eagle, adult. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 30, 2008.
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Bald Eagle, pair. Day foggy and overcast and grey. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 30, 2008.


Grey foggy afternoon ...  

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Grey foggy afternoon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 30, 2008.


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