Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
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"Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge"
"Trip Log ... December 28, 2009"
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 !!!

Monday, December 28 was cold, sunny, and BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!

This trip includes ... American Kestrel ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Rough-legged Hawk ... Northern Harrier ... Bald Eagle ... Great Blue Heron ... Frozen Rest Lake ... Tundra Swan ... Canada Goose ... Dusky Canada Geese ... Northern Pintail ... Lincoln's Sparrow ... Golden-crowned Sparrow ... Song Sparrow ... Steller's Jay ...

 
American Kestrel ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.


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 28, 2009.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.


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 28, 2009.


Northern Harrier ... MORE Northern Harrier images

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Northern Harrier, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.
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Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.
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Northern Harrier, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.
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"with lunch" ... Northern Harrier. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.


Bald Eagle ... MORE Bald Eagle images

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Bald Eagle, adult. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.
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Bald Eagle, adult. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.


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 28, 2009.


Frozen Rest Lake ... MORE Tundra Swan images

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Tundra Swans, Canada Geese, Northern Shovelers, and Northern Pintails, on Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.


Parts of Rest Lake were still frozen after a week of frozen temperatures.


Tundra Swans ... MORE Tundra Swan images

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Tundra Swan. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.
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Tundra Swans on Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.
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Tundra Swans on Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.
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Tundra Swans. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.
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Tundra Swans on Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.
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Tundra Swan. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.


Tundra Swan T524 ... MORE Tundra Swan images

According to USGS Biologist Craig Ely, T524 was banded as a adult female on 26 July 2007, just north of Cold Bay, near the south end of the Alaska Peninsula.

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Tundra Swan T524. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.


Canada Goose ... MORE Canada Geese images

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Canada Goose walking on Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.
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Canada Goose, on Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.
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Canada Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.


Dusky Canada Geese ... MORE Canada Geese images

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Dusky Canada Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.


Northern Pintail ... MORE Northern Pintail images

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Northern Pintails. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.
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Northern Pintails. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.
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Northern Pintail. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.
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Northern Pintails and Tundra Swans, on Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.


Lincoln's Sparrow ... MORE Lincoln's Sparrow images

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Lincoln's Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.


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 28, 2009.


Song Sparrow ... MORE Song Sparrow images

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Song Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.


Steller's Jay ... MORE Steller's Jay images

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Steller's Jay. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2009.


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