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

A Pod of Pelicans

I arrived at the Ridgefield NWR, July 29, 2015, at 6 a.m., just as the sun was rising over the ridge to the east.  On my first trip around the auto tour loop, I stopped on the final leg and observed nearly 60 American White Pelicans grouped together in a southerly position in Lo ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on July 27, 2015

Picked from the crowd

Back on July 20, 2015, I photographed a group of four American White Pelicans in flight, and I posted a shot of them here about a week ago.  Today, I chose one bird from the many frames I took and processed it, resulting in the above image.  It’s quite a heavy crop so if ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on July 21, 2015

A sight to behold!

July 20, 2015, about 7 a.m., I was sitting in my truck on the last leg of the auto tour route, photographing an amazing gathering of nearly 200 Great Egrets in Long Lake at the Ridgefield NWR.  In my eight years of weekly visits to this refuge, I’ve never witnessed this nu ... 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