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Archive for September, 2017

Posted in Bird Gallery on September 30, 2017


A September 29, 2017, shot of a male Northern Harrier in flight just as the sun was setting.  This was my last shot of the day, hand-held and from a distance, so IQ is not the best.  But I’m lucky to see a male a couple times a year so I was excited to get this fellow. Ca ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on September 27, 2017

“Itchin’ Feels Good!”

An image from August of 2016, this Green Heron has the oddest expression while itching.  Taken at Ridgefield NWR. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 11:20 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on September 18, 2017

Sunset Supper

A September 1, 2017, image of an American Kestrel enjoying its catch near the sunset hour at the Ridgefield NWR.  Taken from a long distance. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 7:30 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on September 8, 2017

Wintertime Date

This is a December 29, 2016 image of a Mallard pair on a date, near sunset, breathing in the cool winter air of the Ridgefield NWR.  Late fall and winter are my favorite times to photograph birds and wildlife at the refuge. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/800, f4, ISO 2500, 500m ... Continue Reading