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Archive for November, 2017

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on November 25, 2017

Curious Sparrow

A Nov. 20, 2017 shot of a Golden-crowned Sparrow at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2500, 500 mm, 2:44 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 22, 2017

Barred Owl – Lifer for Me

One of the highlights of my trip to the Ridgefield NWR on Nov. 20, 2017, was the spotting of this Barred Owl (lifer for me).  But I have to give credit for spotting it to John Davis for letting me know its exact location.  I would never have seen it without his pinpoint directi ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 20, 2017

Northern Shrike

A fun day at the Ridgefield wildlife refuge, November 20, 2017, where I saw this Northern Shrike and also my first Barred Owl. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 3:26 p.m. Continue Reading

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

Twelve O’Clock High

A Red-tailed Hawk takes a look my way as it flies overhead, October 27, 2017, at the Ridgefield NWR, in Washington state. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/3200, f4, ISO 400, 500mm, 1:36 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on November 8, 2017

Autumn Blackbird

A Red-winged Blackbird near sunset at the Ridgefield NWR, October 27, 2017. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 5:40 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on November 4, 2017

American Bittern with Tadpole

I watched this American Bittern catch a tadpole every five minutes or so at the Ridgefield NWR, October 27, 2017.  A very resourceful bird! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 400, 500mm, 4:43 p.m. LARGEVIEW! Continue Reading