Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Archive for January, 2020

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 30, 2020

Launch of the Red-tailed Hawk

This beautiful Red-tailed Hawk had few white feathers except for a spot on the top of its wings. A sight to see as it launched from the tree branch. Used a 1.4x extender on the 500mm lens. Taken January 26, 2020, at the Ridgefield NWR in SW Washington State. Canon 5D Mark IV, 1/1 ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 28, 2020

Juvie Bald Eagle

Jan. 26, 2020, driving through the woods at the Ridgefield NWR, spotted a juvenile Bald Eagle with its head protruding out of the tree branches.  About 50 feet distance. Canon 5D Mark IV, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on January 27, 2020

Scrub Jay after a bath

I visited the Ridgefield NWR for the first time this year, Jan. 26, 2020.  Trying out a Canon 5D Mark IV that I borrowed from my daughter, Kimi.  Here’s a shot of a Scrub Jay just after he hopped out of the water from taking a bath. He jumped in and out of the bath severa ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 21, 2020

Gray Ghost on Green

From about 4 1/2 years ago at the Ridgefield NWR.  I rarely see the male Harriers so this was a treat. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 640, 500mm Continue Reading