Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

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Posted in Videos on October 5, 2014

Video of White-faced Ibis

This is a 38 second video of the juvie White-faced Ibis that visited the Ridgefield NWR in early fall.  If you viewed my prior still shots of this bird in my galleries, you may recall me mentioning the jack-hammering movement the bird engages in with its head as it walks around ... Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on June 6, 2013

Great Horned Owlet Hanging Upside-Down (37 sec.)

I came across this Great Horned Owlet on May 2, 2012, at the Ridgefield NWR.  After taking many still shots I decided to turn on my DSLR’s video function to get some footage.  I had my 400mm lens attached to the camera and holding the camera still was virtually impossible ... Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on June 22, 2012

Mourning Dove on Cattail

Shot at the Ridgefield NWR on May 8, 2012.  Listen closely for the sounds the bird makes and note how the neck and chest bulges to make the sound.  Taken with my Canon 7D, f5.6, ISO800, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on November 1, 2011

Peregrine Falcon video #2

Four days after my first video of this bird, I took this one from a slightly different perspective. Taken Oct. 17, 2011 at Ridgefield NWR. Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on November 1, 2011

Peregrine Falcon video #1

This beautiful Peregrine Falcon has been hanging around the Ridgefield NWR for several months and seems to call the refuge ‘home.’ Usually perched at far distances, the bird has recently been spotted on a perch just off the auto tour road–well within the reach ... Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on November 1, 2011

Scads of birds on Rest Lake in early fall-Ridgefie ...

I visited Ridgefield NWR on Oct. 6, 2011, and passed Rest Lake, busy with hundreds, if not thousands, of birds and other wildlife. This is a short video of the action taken with a 400mm telephoto lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on November 1, 2011

White Pelicans at Ridgefield NWR

2011 was the best year in at least the last five years for seeing American White Pelicans at Ridgefield NWR (River ‘S’ Unit). I was seeing flocks of about 35 while others have reported seeing up to 80 birds at a time. This is a short video of one of my sightings, ta ... Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on November 1, 2011

White-breasted Nuthatches at nest cavity

Here’s a video of a White-breasted Nuthatch pair bringing food or material to their nest. Taken at the Ridgefield NWR on June 7, 2011 with my Canon 7D and a Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on June 5, 2011

Olive-sided Flycatcher Video

Footage of an Olive-sided Flycatcher, taken on May 26, 2011, at Mt. Tabor Park in Portland, OR.  Check out the still photos of this bird, too, on my blog posting for May 26, and also in the gallery under BIRD PHOTOS.  Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on May 22, 2011

Killdeer scrape ceremony video

I shot this video at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on May 17, 2011 using my Canon 7D. For Ridgefield NWR visitors, the location was directly across from the Kiwa Trail entrance. Below is an explanation of the scrape ceremony from the Cornell Lab All About Birds websit ... Continue Reading