Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Archive for October, 2017

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on October 31, 2017

Snake’s Bad Day

This Great Blue Heron made short work of his snake lunch, Oct. 27, 2017, at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 2:46 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 29, 2017

Red-tailed Hawk balancing on branch

This Red-tailed Hawk had flown to the top of a tree and had to do a few wing flaps to obtain balance on the branch.  Ridgefield NWR, October 27, 2017. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4.5, ISO 320, 500mm, 3:05 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 29, 2017

Vocal Harrier

A Northern Harrier calls out as it rests on a tree stump.  It was difficult choosing which of the many poses provided by this bird.  I may post others later. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 400, 500mm, 3:51 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 24, 2017

Under the Radar

This Red-tailed Hawk just took off from a grassy area at the Ridgefield NWR, October 16, 2017. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f4, ISO 400, 500mm, 2:47 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 19, 2017

Hawk’s Return

An October 16, 2017, shot of a Red-tailed Hawk in flight at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5d Mark III, 1/2000, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 12:49 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on October 17, 2017

Bird in the Woods

Oct. 16, 2017, driving through the woods on the Ridgefield NWR auto tour, when I spotted a small bird fly into a small bush just off the road.  I backed up to see if it was still there–it was.  I had a very small opening in the bush to shoot through but I was able to get ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 8, 2017

The Lookout

A September 29, 2017, shot of a Turkey Vulture at the top of a tree. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 5:11 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on October 6, 2017

Sandhill Crane youngster

This immature Sandhill Crane was with its two parents only about 120 feet off the road.  The youngster was standing but the two mature birds seemed to be laying down in the long grass taking a rest.  They all flew away after about 10 minutes. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4.5, ISO ... Continue Reading

Posted in Crows, Ravens on October 1, 2017

Raven on Post

This is one of two Ravens I spotted at the Ridgefield NWR, Sep. 29, 2017. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 2:29 p.m. Continue Reading