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Archive for April, 2018

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

Regal Eagle

I was at about the right distance for a full frame shot of this Bald Eagle at the Ridgefield NWR, March 12, 2018. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4, ISO 400, 500mm, 10:21 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 22, 2018

Pondering the next meal

A January 22, 2018, image of a Red-shouldered Hawk perched at the Ridgefield NWR, Washington State. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 2:17 p.m. Continue Reading

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

Immature Northern Harrier

A March 5, 2018, shot of an immature Northern Harrier after consuming its prey.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm, 3:31 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Rails and Coots on April 13, 2018

Crazy Coot

I spotted this American Coot in what at first looked like a tussle with another coot.  After a few seconds I realized it was just a single bird rolling around in the water, most of the time with its neck stretched all the way on its back.  It was in this position at the same ti ... Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on April 10, 2018

Ring-necked Duck on a Monday

Here’s an April 9, 2018, shot of a Ring-necked Duck at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1000, 500mm, 8:36 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on April 7, 2018

“A bird’s gotta eat too”

Almost lost this Blue Heron behind the grass but it was kind enough to show me what it had caught.  Ridgefield NWR, March 30, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 2:53 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 6, 2018

Harrier on Green

A Northern Harrier flies by at the Ridgefield NWR, March 30, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 3:05 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Non-Bird Gallery on April 2, 2018

Cute little otter

A lone otter spotted at the Ridgefield NWR, March 30, 2018.  It wasn’t really acting mean but had just came onto shore and was shaking the water off.  The ducks and the geese nearby were all out of the water quacking and honking asking the otter nicely, to please leave. C ... Continue Reading