Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Archive for May, 2018

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

The Call of the Wild

A Yellow-headed Blackbird calls out from a cattail at the Ridgefield NWR, May 21, 2018. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/4000, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 3:11 p.m. Continue Reading

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

Eagle on a clear day

A May 21, 2018, shot of a Bald Eagle on a clear day at the Ridgefield NWR.  This is what has been coined the “perch tree” at the refuge and is about 400 feet off the road. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/4000, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 2:50 p.m. Continue Reading

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

Great Horned Owlet

The baby owls have been out of the nest now for a couple of weeks but this is my first chance at getting up to the Ridgefield NWR since my last visit on May 2.  The image is of one of two owlets that have been seen along the auto tour route.  This little guy/gal was perched at ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 18, 2018

Plump and Mean

A Song Sparrow gives me that look.  Ridgefield NWR, January 8, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 12:24 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 15, 2018

American Goldfinch

An American Goldfinch hanging out at the Ridgefield NWR, May 2, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1000, 500mm, 3:13 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on May 8, 2018

Sushi for Lunch

Ridgefield NWR, May 2, 2018, a Great Blue Heron secures an afternoon snack. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f5, ISO 400, 500mm, 4:21 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on May 5, 2018

Blackbird

Springtime shot of a Red-winged Blackbird on cattail.  Ridgefield NWR, May 2, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 3:50 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 4, 2018

Yellowthroat in May

I try to get a shot of the Common Yellowthroat in April of each year when they arrive but it didn’t happen for me this year.  I was fortunate to capture this image on May 2, 2018, at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f5, ISO 500, 500mm, 4:57 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery on May 2, 2018

Sparrow with Catch

A March 30, 2018, shot of a Song Sparrow that had just caught a snack. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 1:49 p.m. Continue Reading