Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Archive for January, 2019

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 31, 2019

Concentration

I saw a couple of mature Bald Eagles today, Jan. 30, 2019, at the Ridgefield NWR and also at least three immature birds.  This mature bird had its eyes on something as it begins its launch from a tree. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4, ISO 160, 500mm, 12:05 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 19, 2019

Tree walking

This Red-tailed Hawk had just landed in this tree and took a step to get to the top.  Taken January 11, 2019, at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1000, 500mm, 12:50 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on January 16, 2019

Lady Bufflehead at the Golden Hour

January 11, 2019, at sunset.  A lone Bufflehead seemed to be content just floating around on the golden waters at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 4000, 500mm, 5:07 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on January 13, 2019

Sedge of Cranes

In my truck between markers 11 & 12 on Jan. 11, 2019, at the Ridgefield NWR.  Suddenly there was noise and I looked up to see about 60 Sandhill Cranes in formation–by far the largest number of flying cranes I’ve seen at the River S Unit.  The photo shows only ab ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery on January 11, 2019

RTH Launch

This Red-tailed Hawk allowed cars to drive by it within 8 feet as it perched on the post.  I drove about 100 feet past the post and captured the bird as it launched.  The light behind the bird is a vehicle coming down the road.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR on January 11, 2019. ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 6, 2019

Bald Eagle at Dusk

A Nov. 30, 2014 shot of a Bald Eagle near dusk, at the Ridgefield NWR.  This eagle’s mate was also in the tree on a different branch. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f5.6, ISO 800, 700mm (500 + 1.4x), 4:00 p.m. Continue Reading