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"Trip Log ... December 24, 2007"
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 grey rainy day. All images shot with the Sony H5 with the 1.6 "doubler".

This trip includes ... Great Blue Heron ... Bald Eagle ... "One Eagle and Lots of Ducks" ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Rough-legged Hawk ... Ruddy Duck ... Northern Shoveler ... Ring-necked Duck ... Bufflehead ... "Rest Lake and Swans" ... Tundra Swans ... Song Sparrow ... Golden-crowned Sparrow ...

 
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 24, 2007.
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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 24, 2007.
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Great Blue Heron, grooming. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 24, 2007.


Bald Eagle ... MORE Bald Eagle images

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Bald Eagle, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 24, 2007.
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Bald Eagle, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 24, 2007.
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Bald Eagle, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 24, 2007.


MORE Bald Eagle ... MORE Bald Eagle images

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Bald Eagle, juvenile. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 24, 2007.


One Eagle ... Lots of Ducks ... MORE Bald Eagle images

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One Eagle ... Lots of Ducks ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 24, 2007.


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 24, 2007.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 24, 2007.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 24, 2007.


Red-tailed Hawk ... with Sign ... MORE Red-tailed Hawk images

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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 24, 2007.


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 24, 2007.
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Rough-legged Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 24, 2007.


Ruddy Duck ... Northern Shoveler ... Ring-necked Duck ...
Bufflehead ...
MORE Ruddy Duck images
MORE Northern Shoveler images
MORE Ring-necked Duck images
MORE Bufflehead images

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Ruddy Duck, female (left), and Northern Shoveler, male (right), on Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 24, 2007.
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Ring-necked Duck on North Quigley Lake (left), and Bufflehead, male, on Rest Lake (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 24, 2007.


Rest Lake ... with Swans ... MORE Tundra Swan images

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Rest Lake, with Tundra Swans. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 24, 2007.


Tundra Swans ... MORE Tundra Swan images

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Tundra Swans on Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 24, 2007.
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Tundra Swans on Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 24, 2007.
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Tundra Swans. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 24, 2007.


Song Sparrow and Golden-crowned Sparrow ... MORE Song Sparrow images
MORE Golden-crowned Sparrow images

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Song Sparrow (left) and Golden-crowned Sparrow (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 24, 2007.


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