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"Trip Log ... December 5, 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 !!!

Beautiful sunny late afternoon and beautiful sunset ...

This trip includes ... Rough-legged Hawk ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Harlan's Red-tailed Hawk ... Bald Eagle ... Song Sparrow ... Pied-billed Grebe ... Hooded Merganser ... American Wigeon ... Green-winged Teal ... Great Blue Heron ... Tundra Swans ... Sandhill Cranes and the Sunset ... River Otters ... Teasel ...


 
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, December 5, 2008.
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Rough-legged Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.
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Rough-legged Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 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, December 5, 2008.


Harlan's Red-tailed Hawk ... MORE Red-tailed Hawk images

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Harlan's Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.


Bald Eagle ... MORE Bald Eagle images

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Bald Eagle, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.
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Bald Eagle, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.


Song Sparrow ... MORE Song Sparrow images

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Song Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 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, December 5, 2008.


Hooded Merganser ... MORE Hooded Merganser images

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Hooded Merganser, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.
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Hooded Merganser, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.


American Wigeon ... MORE American Wigeon images

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American Wigeon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.
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American Wigeon, male (left) and female (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.
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American Wigeon, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.


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

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Green-winged Teal. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 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, December 5, 2008.


Tundra Swans ... MORE Tundra Swan images

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Tundra Swans, youngster and adult. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.
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Tundra Swan, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.
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Tundra Swan, youngster (left) and adult (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.
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Tundra Swan, adult. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.


Sandhill Cranes and the Sunset ... MORE Sandhill Cranes images

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Sandhill Cranes and the Sunset. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.
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Sandhill Cranes and the Sunset. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.
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Sandhill Cranes and the Sunset. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.


River Otters ... MORE River Otter images

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River Otters. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.
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River Otters. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.


Teasel ... MORE Teasel images

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Backlit Teasel. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.


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