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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 16, 2019

Over The Shoulder

Most of the day at the refuge, Nov. 16, 2019, was dark from heavy overcast, and a little rain.  But this American Kestrel gave me an over the shoulder pose while perched on a tree over-hanging the road. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 2:15 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 7, 2019

“Look what I caught”

Here’s a shot of an American Kestrel at the top of a tree, munching on a snack.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR, November 2, 2019. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2500, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 12:55 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 31, 2019

Hovering Beauty 2

This is a Feb. 19, 2019, image of the American Kestrel hovering, as it searches for its next meal.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 4:21 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 19, 2018

Falcon at Sunset

A female American Kestrel (possibly born this year) posing for me at the Ridgefield NWR, Oct. 19, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1000, 500mm, 5:22 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 3, 2018

Sitting on a silly sign

A little different pose from this American Kestrel on its favorite refuge sign.  Ridgefield NWR, January 22, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 4000, 500mm, 4:38 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 25, 2018

Kestrel

This American Kestrel loves to perch on signs around the Ridgefield NWR but this time it flew across the road to a sticker bush.  Good enough for me!  Taken Jan. 22, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 2:46 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on December 16, 2017

Pro-education Falcon

Dec. 11, 2017, Ridgefield NWR – An American Kestrel promotes a refuge sign (among others) that far too many visitors ignore.  Exiting your vehicle on the refuge auto tour (at other than designated rest stop areas) not only ruins other visitors’ chances of seeing wild ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on September 18, 2017

Sunset Supper

A September 1, 2017, image of an American Kestrel enjoying its catch near the sunset hour at the Ridgefield NWR.  Taken from a long distance. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 7:30 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on August 14, 2017

Chillin’ between hunting flights

This is the same American Kestrel that I posted a hover shot of the other day.  Here the bird is taking a rest before heading out to do more hunting. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 6:46 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on August 13, 2017

Hovering in Summer

Here’s another shot of an airborne bird taken on my Aug. 7, 2017, visit to the Ridgefield NWR.  This American Kestrel is hovering over the newly mown fields of the refuge in early evening sun looking for just about anything that moves. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 640 ... Continue Reading