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"Trip Log ... December 3, 2012"
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 !!!

Went on an overcast drizzly gray day, just to add to the Weekly Bird Count ... had 39 species including 11 Doubled-crested Cormorants on Long Lake !!! ... impressive grouping of Cormorants for the Refuge ...

Species seen, heard, or photographed ... (in alphabetical order):

  1. American Coot ...
  2. American Goldfinch ...
  3. American Kestrel ...
  4. American Robin ...
  5. American Wigeon ...
  6. Bald Eagle ...
  7. Belted Kingfisher ...
  8. Black Phoebe ...
  9. Black-capped Chickadee ...
  10. Bufflehead ...
  11. Cackling Geese ...
  12. Canada Geese ...
  13. Double-crested Cormorant ...
  14. European Starling ...
  15. Gadwall ...
  16.   Golden-crowned Kinglet ...
  17. Golden-crowned Sparrow ...
  18. Great Blue Heron ...
  19. Great Egret ...
  20. Greater Yellowlegs ...
  21. Green-winged Teal ...
  22. Herring Gull ...
  23. Hooded Merganser ...
  24. Lesser Scaup ...
  25. Long-billed Dowitcher ...
  26. Mallard ...
  27. Northern Pintail ...
  28. Northern Shoveler ...
  29.   Peregrine Falcon ...
  30. Pied-billed Grebe ...
  31. Red-shouldered Hawk ...
  32. Red-tailed Hawk ...
  33. Red-winged Blackbird ...
  34. Ring-necked Duck ...
  35. Ruddy Duck ...
  36. Song Sparrow ...
  37.   Tundra Swan ...
  38. Wilson's Snipe ...
  39. Yellow-rumped Warbler ...

 
Golden-crowned Kinglet ... More Golden-crowned Kinglet images

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Golden-crowned Kinglet. Overcast and drizzle. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 3, 2012.


Peregrine Falcon ... More Peregrine Falcon images

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Peregrine Falcon. Overcast and drizzle. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 3, 2012.


Tundra Swan ... More Tundra Swan images

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Tundra Swans. Overcast and drizzle. Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 3, 2012.
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Tundra Swan family. Overcast and drizzle. Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 3, 2012.


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December 2012