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Archive for August, 2017

Posted in Shorebirds on August 31, 2017

Shorebird near dusk

I’m guessing this is a Lesser Yellowlegs but I’m not sure.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR, on August 23, 2017 near dusk. LARGEVIEW! Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 7:19 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on August 26, 2017

Mama GHO

My granddaughter, Abby, and I came across our resident Mama Great Horned Owl, August 23, 2017, at the Ridgefield NWR.  We were able to photograph her for quite a while from different angles at about 60 feet away and only 15 feet off the ground. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/400, f4, ISO 1 ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on August 24, 2017

Barn Swallow Feeding

An August 23, 2017, shot of a juvenile Barn Swallow being fed by its parent.  This little one was one of four perched on the chain waiting their turn.  Ridgefield NWR. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 5:56 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on August 21, 2017

Red-tail from five years ago

This is a shot I made in December 2012.  The Red-tailed Hawk was coming in for a landing on a post at the Ridgefield NWR.  I’m looking forward to the fall and winter seasons at the refuge for more raptor opportunities and better light. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f5.6, ISO ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on August 14, 2017

Chillin’ between hunting flights

This is the same American Kestrel that I posted a hover shot of the other day.  Here the bird is taking a rest before heading out to do more hunting. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 6:46 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on August 13, 2017

Hovering in Summer

Here’s another shot of an airborne bird taken on my Aug. 7, 2017, visit to the Ridgefield NWR.  This American Kestrel is hovering over the newly mown fields of the refuge in early evening sun looking for just about anything that moves. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 640 ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on August 9, 2017

Sunset Flyer

It was a smoky day at the Ridgefield NWR, August 7, 2017.  We’ve had a stretch of heat here in the Pacific Northwest that has trapped the smoke from wildfires burning as far north as British Columbia.  The background of today’s Great Blue Heron shot would have norma ... Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on August 4, 2017

Pied-billed Grebe at Low Sun

Another image from my July 26, 2017, visit to the Ridgefield NWR — a Pied-billed Grebe does a wing flap near sunset at the south end of Rest Lake. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 400, 500mm, 7:47 p.m. Continue Reading