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Archive for February, 2019

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 27, 2019

Calling for Mate

At the Ridgefield NWR, Feb. 19, 2019, I came across this magnificent Bald Eagle while driving through the wooded area of the refuge.  It was less than a hundred feet away and not very high up in the tree.  Here its calling out to its mate. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 100 ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 22, 2019

The Takedown2

Here’s the 2nd image I’m posting in the Bald Eagle Attack series, shot Feb. 19, 2019, at the Ridgefield NWR in Washington State.  While the first image shows the mature bird’s talons contacting the youngster, this second image shows the frame immediately prior ... Continue Reading

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

The Takedown

I visited the Ridgefield NWR today, Feb. 19, 2019, on a cloudy, showery day.  It was a raptor day–eagles, hawks, harriers, and kestrels.  For this shot I had waited about 15 minutes watching the immature bird at the top of a tree, probably about 120 yards away.  I notice ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on February 18, 2019

“Possessed!”

Here’s a Great Blue Heron acting as if it was trying to regurgitate something.  Maybe it had just eaten something it didn’t like??   He returned to being a normal heron a few minutes later.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR, Nov. 13, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ... Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on February 10, 2019

Stop Action Dive

A late afternoon shot of a Bufflehead just beginning its dive.  Taken January 30, 2019 at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/3200, f4, ISO 200, 500mm, 3:40 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 3, 2019

Eagle at Dusk

Bald Eagle at dusk, January 30, 2019, Ridgefield NWR. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 4:57 p.m. Continue Reading