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Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on August 20, 2015

Lethal Jungle Hunter

I found a spot at the Ridgefield NWR today, Aug. 20, 2015, where I saw at least 3 American Bitterns, at least a couple of which were juveniles.  They were in their familiar grassy habitat with shallow, muddy water.  The one pictured caught at least 4 tadpoles in less than 30 mi ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on May 30, 2015

From out of the weeds…

The once brownish colored grasses of winter are now replaced with bright green vegetation at water’s edge, making the American Bittern much easier to see as it hunts at the Ridgefield NWR, May 22, 2015.  The bird didn’t catch anything too exciting while I was there b ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on September 3, 2014

“Feather Fluffer”

In an earlier video post I explained my excitement about seeing two American Bitterns at one time.  I’ve now bettered that number to 3 at once.  Sep. 2, 2014, I was treated to watching one adult and two juveniles doing their best to catch something to eat.  One of the ju ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on August 31, 2014

“Frog’s Waterloo”

This American Bittern was amazingly patient as it stood out in plain sight on a shallow/muddy, almost dried up, waterway, at the Ridgefield NWR, Aug. 29, 2014.  There were shallow pools of water around but the bird started out standing on a dry patch, feet motionless and its hea ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on August 28, 2014

Two American Bitterns Interacting

In my almost 8 years of photographing wildlife at the Ridgefield NWR, in Washington state, I have never seen two American Bitterns at the same time, let alone out in the open and interacting with each other. To me, the bird on the left appears to be smaller and probably younger&# ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on January 10, 2014

Nov. 22, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 22 I ...

I’m so behind on posting my shots again!  This post covers my day at Ridgefield NWR on Nov. 22, 2013.  The temperature was cold by western Oregon/Washington standards—about 21 degrees F when I started shooting this morning.  That’s a heatwave for many of you ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on October 27, 2013

Oct. 18, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 23 I ...

Well, this is my first wildlife shoot since the Ridgefield NWR re-opened due to the government shutdown (which I don’t even want to think about let alone talk about!)  I’d much rather talk about photographing birds and other wildlife, which is what I plan to do here. ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on August 25, 2013

Aug. 23, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 29 Ne ...

Hi all!  Back with some shots of my Aug. 23 trip to the Ridgefield NWR.  I’ve added a new Canon 500mm f/4 lens to my gear.  Today’s shoot uses it with and without the 1.4x extender attached.  August is probably the least active time of the year for wildlife in gen ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on May 22, 2012

Apr. 5, 2012 – Thur. – Ridgefield NWR (24 ...

Returning now to share another batch of wildlife shots I took at Ridgefield NWR in SW Washington state, Apr. 5, 2012.  Glad you could take a few minutes to visit The Blog! Here I’m near post #7 & 8.  Off to the left there is a Canada Goose all by his lonesome.  With ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on March 13, 2012

Feb. 3, 2012 – Fri. – Ridgefield NWR (28 P ...

I’m back with another photo shoot at Ridgefield NWR.  It’s been a while since my last blog post–just too many projects going on right now.  This was a very active day at the refuge and that big, yellow ball in the sky (I think they call it the sun) was actuall ... Continue Reading