Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Archive for March, 2018

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on March 31, 2018

Bug at Five O’Clock!

Ridgefield NWR, March 30, 2018, a Western Scrub Jay darts to the 5:00 position apparently honing in on something interesting. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 2:30 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Non-Bird Gallery on March 31, 2018

Wile E. Coyote

This coyote had just pounced on something a minute before I took this shot at the Ridgefield NWR, March 30, 2018.  I missed the pounce at the side of the road because I didn’t have my truck positioned in time.  This animal was looking pretty healthy compared to the one I ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 29, 2018

Yum

A Northern Harrier swallows the last bite of its dinner at the Ridgefield NWR, March 5, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm, 3:30 p.m.   Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 27, 2018

Breakfast is served

A Red-tailed Hawk eats breakfast in the mixed sunlight of the forest at the Ridgefield NWR, March 12, 2018. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 9:28 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 23, 2018

Aerial Finesse

This March 12, 2018, shot of a Northern Harrier shows its expert maneuverability in the air.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 1:41 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 20, 2018

On the Move

This is a February 16, 2018, image of a Red-tailed Hawk as it takes off from the ground at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm, 4:52 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 17, 2018

First Flap at Take Off

An immature Northern Harrier executes its first wing flap for lift off at the Ridgefield NWR, March 5, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm, 3:31 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Non-Bird Gallery on March 15, 2018

Rough and Tumble Coyote

On my visit to the Ridgefield NWR, March 12, 2018, I came across this coyote about 80-100 feet away.  It didn’t bolt right away but gave me a few seconds to get some shots.  As I looked closer at the shots I noticed this coyote had been in some sort of scuffle, unfortunat ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on March 12, 2018

Jeepers, A Creeper!

It was a mostly sunny day today (March 12, 2018) at the Ridgefield NWR, but it was in the shade of the forest that I found this Brown Creeper working a tree stump just off the road. It’s a completely different challenge shooting these little guys compared to larger birds th ... Continue Reading

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

Curiosity

A lovely mature Bald Eagle in a tree at the Ridgefield NWR, Feb. 23, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 3:01 p.m. Continue Reading