Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

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Posted in Videos on May 8, 2011

Videos: Wilson’s Snipe & Yellow-headed ...

Here are a couple of videos showing the calls of two birds, the Wilson’s Snipe and the Yellow-headed Blackbird.  Pay attention to the feet of the blackbird.  The interesting feather action, and the call of the blackbird is heard toward the end of the video. These were ... Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on April 3, 2011

There is no free lunch!

I came across this American Bittern at the Ridgefield NWR on Apr. 1, 2011.  It had already been working on this snake, which had tied its tail around a weed at some point before the snake lost consciousness.  By the time I arrived and began shooting this video, the snake was ... Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on March 8, 2011

A Hard Snake to Kill

Back in the fall of 2010, I caught this action between a snake and it’s predator, the Great Blue Heron.  The video is actually the first one I had taken with my Canon 7D so it won’t win any awards. 🙂  I was not set up to hold the camera still and the bird was qu ... Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on March 7, 2011

Vole for Lunch

A short video of a Northern Harrier hen making a meal of a recent vole catch.  Taken Nov. 29, 2010, at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge with a Canon 7D and Canon 400mm f5.6L lens.  Northern Harrier Consuming a Vole from Dennis Davenport on Vimeo. Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on March 7, 2011

Vocalizing Northern Harrier

Nov. 29, 2010, at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, this Northern Harrier started ‘singing’ for me.  See still photos of other Harriers in the Raptors section in the top menu bar of this site under Bird Photos.  Taken with a Canon 7D and a Canon 400mm f5.6L ... Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on March 7, 2011

Preening Ring-necked Duck

This duck stuck around for so long while I was taking still shots that I thought I would kick the 7D into video mode.  This beautiful male was not the least bit concerned about me taking his picture.  Taken with a Canon 400mm f5.6L lens.  Taken at the Ridgefield National Wildl ... Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on February 1, 2011

Bittern Hunting Frog

I was out on the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge Jan. 26, 2011, and took a video of this efficient hunter catching an unfortunate frog.  Shot with my Canon 7D and Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Bittern Hunting Frog from Dennis Davenport on Vimeo. Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on October 15, 2010

Savannah Sparrow on Berry Leaf

Click the link to see the video.  Taken at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge with a Canon 7D and Canon 400mm f5.6L lens.  HD quality directly from the camera. Savannah Sparrow on Berry Leaf from Dennis Davenport on Vimeo. Continue Reading