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Archive for March, 2019

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

Hovering Beauty 2

This is a Feb. 19, 2019, image of the American Kestrel hovering, as it searches for its next meal.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 4:21 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 14, 2019

Uneven Load

I visited the Ridgefield NWR today, March 13, 2019.  Here, I spotted this Northern Harrier on the ground holding something down under its talons that I couldn’t see in the grass.  It started to eat the prey and I noticed that the bites of prey were not visible like they t ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 4, 2019

Eagle Attack – Photo #3

This is the 3rd photo I’m posting of the attack on an immature Bald Eagle by the mature bird, taken at the Ridgefield NWR on Feb. 19, 2019.  Here the two birds are falling downward after impact, as the adult has turned upside down and has grasped the youngster’s righ ... Continue Reading