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"Trip Log ... December 28, 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 !!!

One lap on a gray but dry afternoon ... went looking for the Black Phoebe ... SUCCESS !!!!!!!!! ... kept track of some of the numbers as the CBC is this weekend.

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

  1.   American Bittern ... 2
  2. American Coot ... many
  3. American Kestrel ... 2
  4. American Wigeon ...
  5. Bald Eagle ... 5
  6. Black Phoebe ... 1
  7. Black-capped Chickadee ...
  8. Bufflehead ...
  9. Cackling Geese ...
  10. Canada Geese ...
  11. Common Merganser ... 2
  12. Double-crested Cormorant ... 2
  13. European Starling ...
  14. Finch (species) ...
  15. Gadwall ...
  16. Golden-crowned Sparrow ...
  17. Great Blue Heron ...
  18. Great Egret ... 15-20
  19. Great Horned Owl ... 1
  20. Green-winged Teal ...
  21. Herring Gull ...
  22.   Hooded Merganser ...
  23. Lesser Scaup ...
  24. Mallard ...
  25. Marsh Wren ...
  26. Northern Harrier ...
  27. Northern Pintail ...
  28. Northern Shoveler ...
  29. Pied-billed Grebe ...
  30. Red-breasted Sapsucker ... 1
  31.   Red-shouldered Hawk ... 2
  32.   Red-tailed Hawk ... many
  33. Red-winged Blackbird ...
  34. Ring-necked Duck ...
  35. Ruby-crowned Kinglet ...
  36. Ruddy Duck ...
  37. Sandhill Crane ... group heard
  38.   Savannah Sparrow ... 2
  39. Song Sparrow ...
  40. Steller's Jay ... 1
  41. Trumpeter Swan ... 1 heard
  42. Tundra Swan ... many
  43. Yellow-rumped Warbler ... about 10

 
American Bittern ... More American Bittern images

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American Bittern. Overcast and gray day, but dry. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2012.


Hooded Merganser ... More Hooded Merganser images

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Hooded Merganser, female. Overcast and gray day, but dry. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2012.


Red-shouldered Hawk ... More Red-shouldered Hawk images

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Red-shouldered Hawk. Overcast and gray day, but dry. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2012.


Red-tailed Hawk ... More Red-tailed Hawk images

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Red-tailed Hawk. Overcast and gray day, but dry. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2012.


Savannah Sparrow ... More Savannah Sparrow images

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Savannah Sparrow. Overcast and gray day, but dry. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 28, 2012.


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