Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Archive for June, 2018

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

Eagle Skirmish from the past

It looked like mom & dad were trying to teach this young one a lesson when I caught these Bald Eagles having a family quarrel at the Ridgefield NWR back in December of 2014. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, ISO 1600, 500mm, 9:25 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Non-Bird Gallery on June 17, 2018

River Otter

I’m going way back to August 2008, for this shot of a River Otter with catch.  I captured this shot with my first DSLR, the Canon Rebel XT at the Ridgefield NWR.  I recall it being difficult to find the camera in the black color but I did.  The lens was the Canon 100-400 ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on June 13, 2018

Cute Face

I was visiting the Ridgefield NWR on June 11, 2018, and came across this American Bittern that could have used an attitude adjustment.  This is a classic bittern posture that helps the bird blend in with long grass. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 3:09 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on June 5, 2018

A Rarity from 2010

This isn’t the highest quality shot but I was at the Ridgefield NWR back in April of 2010 and was given a tip that a Eurasian Green-winged Teal (EGWT) was around post 6 (my best recollection).  I headed over there and low and behold this male EGWT was probably 60-70 feet o ... Continue Reading