Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Archive for January, 2018

Posted in Bird Gallery on January 17, 2018

“Look into my eyes!”

At the Ridgefield NWR, Dec. 21, 2017, photographing a young Red-tailed Hawk consuming a mouse it had caught when this mature hawk landed on the tree branch and flushed the younger one. The flushed bird got away with its lunch leaving this older bird to check out my camera lens. C ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 13, 2018

Close Encounter

A curious Red-shouldered Hawk in the woods at the Ridgefield NWR, Dec. 21, 2017. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 10:40 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 11, 2018

Rainy Day Eagle

An immature Bald Eagle hangs out in a tree at the Ridgefield NWR during light rain.  Taken Jan. 8, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 1:04 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Woodpeckers on January 9, 2018

Sapsucker in Winter

On my first 2018 visit to the Ridgefield NWR, I spotted this Red-breasted Sapsucker.  It was a relatively dry but overcast day at the refuge, requiring some pushing of the ISO on this shot in the dark woods. 1/8/2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 3200, 500mm, 1:34 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on January 4, 2018

Flying By

A November 28, 2017, shot of a Great Egret as it flies close above me at the Ridgefield NWR. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1000, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 2:38 p.m. Continue Reading