Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
"Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge"
"Trip Log ... December 30, 2006"
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 !!!

Fog dominated the December 30, 2006, auto tour, however pleasant images in the fog made the day wonderful. One could only wish for a horse and carriage heading down the foggy roads, but that was not to be, leaving the image to the imagination. The birds were not as easily spotted but the ones seen were nice. AND there were Nutria EVERYWHERE !!! These images were shot with a simple point-and-shoot camera. ... Enjoy.

This trip includes ... American Coot ... Canada Geese ... Great Blue Heron ... Red-tailed Hawk ... Tundra Swans ... Nutria ... a Beaver Tree ... and lots of foggy views ...

 
Through the Fog ...

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Foggy day, Bridge across Lake River, heading into Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge (left), and Refuge (right).
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 30, 2006.
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Foggy day.
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 30, 2006.
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Foggy reflection (left), with trees (right).
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 30, 2006.
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Red-tailed Hawk (left), and Great Blue Heron (right).
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 30, 2006.


American Coot ... MORE American Coot images

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American Coot.
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 30, 2006.


Canada Goose ... MORE Canada Goose images

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Geese in the fog.
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 30, 2006.


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 30, 2006.
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Great Blue Heron, American Coots, and Nutria.
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 30, 2006.
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Great Blue Heron, in fog.
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 30, 2006.


Red-tailed Hawk ... MORE Red-tailed Hawk images

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Red-tailed Hawk. Image on right enlarged 200%.
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 30, 2006.


Tundra Swans ... MORE Tundra Swan images

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Tundra Swans in the fog.
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 30, 2006.


Nutria ... MORE Nutria images

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Nutria.
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 30, 2006.
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Nutria.
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 30, 2006.


Beaver tree ...

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Beaver tree.
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 30, 2006.


Scenics ...

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Teasel and Cattails (left), Tree reflection (right).
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 30, 2006.


Fog, Trees, and Sunlight ...

Sunlight through the fog, on the road down the the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

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Fog, trees, and sunlight.
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 30, 2006.
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Fog, trees, and sunlight.
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 30, 2006.






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