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Archive for May, 2017

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 30, 2017

I Was Framed!

An April 26, 2017, image of the Common Yellowthroat–a yearly visitor to the refuge during spring and summer.  This guy is framed by berry bush stems. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f4, ISO 400, 500mm, 12:59 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Shorebirds on May 23, 2017

Snipe on a post, post

A Wilson’s Snipe calling out from a post at the Ridgefield NWR, May 19, 2017. Video of Snipe Calling Out on Post — best viewed at 1080p, full screen Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4.5, ISO 250, 500mm, 5:16 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on May 20, 2017

Lady Grosbeak

A Black-headed Grosbeak in the woods at the Ridgefield NWR, May 19, 2017. Canon 7D Mark III, 1/2000, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 4:14 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Non-Bird Gallery on May 17, 2017

Greens are Good For You

A Columbian White-tailed buck reaches up out of the grass to grab some leaves at the Ridgefield NWR, May 11, 2017.   LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 12:54 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 15, 2017

Better shot of mama owl

On my visit to the Ridgefield NWR on May 11, 2017, I found the mama Great Horned Owl in a little better spot than on my previous visit.  She was positioned about 200 feet forward of her two owlets so every now and then she’d spin her head around to check on them.  Below ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 12, 2017

GHO Fledgling

A Great Horned Owlet fledgling snuggled up against its sibling (to its right).  So far, so good for these two little cuties.  Ridgefield NWR, May 11, 2017. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/640, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm, 1:14 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 10, 2017

Raising kids can make you tired!

A couple hundred feet from the two owlets who had just left the nest, the mama Great Horned Owl has one eye on them.  Ridgefield NWR, May 2, 2017. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/400, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 12:08 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 8, 2017

Pretty Feathers

A Savannah Sparrow beginning a tail and wing stretch at the Ridgefield NWR, May 2, 2017. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 11:12 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 6, 2017

Singing Yellow-rumped Warbler

A common bird at the Ridgefield NWR in Spring, the Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle variety with white throat) can be seen all over the refuge.  The yellow throated Audubon’s variety can also be spotted.  Note the white eyebrow this bird has that the Audubon’s variety ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 3, 2017

Wilson’s Warbler

The Wilson’s Warbler is a pretty common Spring migrant in the U.S. but I’ve not seen one at the Ridgefield NWR until today (May 2, 2017).  This little bird moved so fast I only got a couple of frames that were anywhere near in focus.  So this isn’t the greates ... Continue Reading