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Posted in Rails and Coots on April 13, 2018

Crazy Coot

I spotted this American Coot in what at first looked like a tussle with another coot.  After a few seconds I realized it was just a single bird rolling around in the water, most of the time with its neck stretched all the way on its back.  It was in this position at the same ti ... Continue Reading

Posted in Rails and Coots on March 22, 2016

Water Runner

On my March 18, 2016, trip to the Ridgefield NWR, I spent some time observing a group of about a half dozen American Coots, one of which appeared to be a real bully.  After a couple of charges by the bully bird I realized that when the bird ducked its head down toward the water ... Continue Reading

Posted in Rails and Coots on February 13, 2016

Run for your life!

American Coots don’t fly very often.  But when they do, they start off running on the water.  This is a shot taken at sunset, Feb. 7, 2016, at the Ridgefield NWR. LARGE VIEW! Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 4:41 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on February 5, 2013

Jan. 18, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 15 Photos ...

It’s another mostly sunny day at the Ridgefield NWR in southwest Washington state.  I decided to shoot from around noon until sunset today instead of catching the sunrise.  Temperatures were in the upper 20’s to lower 30’s, so there was some ice around. Speaki ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on January 25, 2013

Jan. 11, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 19 Photos ...

It’s January 11, 2013, at the Ridgefield NWR in southwest Washington state.  I’m back for another round of photos and a video.  Today’s weather was cool, crisp, and mostly sunny, yielding some nice water shots but introducing the higher chance of harsh shadows ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on January 6, 2013

Dec. 27, 2012 – Ridgefield NWR – 15 Photo ...

Welcome back!  It’s my last shoot of 2012 and I’m back at the Ridgefield NWR at sun up, Dec. 27 and ready to go.  ISO settings ranged from 800 to 2500 for today’s pictures.  Light varied throughout the day.   I’m starting off with a shot of some Tu ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on January 17, 2012

Jan. 6, 2012 – Fri. – Ridgefield NWR (15 p ...

Welcome back!  Hope everyone had a great New Year and is headed for a wonderful 2012!  I’m back with some Jan. 6 shots at the Ridgefield NWR, my first of the year.  The weather was typical–heavy overcast all day but it didn’t rain.  Fifteen shots made the cu ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on December 13, 2011

Dec. 2, 2011- Fri. – Ridgefield NWR

I headed over to Ridgefield NWR and arrived at around sun up.  Had the usual cloudy weather in the early morning giving way to nice sunshine around mid-morning.  Temperature was hovering around freezing early on. As a reminder to readers around the USA and the world who canR ... Continue Reading