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"Trip Log ... December 14, 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 gray afternoon with occasional sunbreaks ... did one loop before ran out of daylight but did encounter some nice late afternoon sun ... had 42 species including nice views of the Black Phoebe !!! ...

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

  1. American Coot ...
  2.   American Kestrel ...
  3. American Wigeon ...
  4. Bald Eagle ...
  5. Belted Kingfisher ...
  6. Bewick's Wren ...
  7.   Black Phoebe ...
  8. Bufflehead ...
  9. Cackling Geese ...
  10. Canada Geese ...
  11. Common Raven ...
  12. Double-crested Cormorant ...
  13. European Starling ...
  14. Fox Sparrow ...
  15. Gadwall ...
  16.   Golden-crowned Sparrow ...
  17. Great Blue Heron ...
  18. Great Egret ...
  19. Greater Yellowlegs ...
  20. Green-winged Teal ...
  21. Herring Gull ...
  22. Hooded Merganser ...
  23. Killdeer ...
  24. Long-billed Dowitcher ...
  25. Mallard ...
  26. Northern Flicker ...
  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. Ruby-crowned Kinglet ...
  36. Ruddy Duck ...
  37. Savannah Sparrow ...
  38. Song Sparrow ...
  39. Sora (heard) ...
  40. Tundra Swan ...
  41. Virginia Rail (seen and heard) ...
  42. Wilson's Snipe ...

 
American Kestrel ... More American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 14, 2012.


Black Phoebe ... More Black Phoebe images

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Black Phoebe. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 14, 2012.
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Black Phoebe. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 14, 2012.


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, December 14, 2012.


Scenic (fog) ...

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Scenic (fog). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 14, 2012.


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