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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 16, 2018

Out of the Mud

A 3-year-old Bald Eagle lifts off from the mud at the Ridgefield NWR, Feb. 16, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 2:15 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 11, 2018

Rainy Day Eagle

An immature Bald Eagle hangs out in a tree at the Ridgefield NWR during light rain.  Taken Jan. 8, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 1:04 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on December 22, 2017

Wingspan

Dec. 21, 2017, a foggy, overcast day at the Ridgefield NWR.  Here a mature Bald Eagle executes its first wing flap to take off from the top of a tree. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 2:43 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on December 17, 2017

Precarious Perch

I watched this immature Bald Eagle for close to an hour at the Ridgefield NWR, hoping I might get a take off shot, some flight shots, or maybe even some interaction with another bird.  But the only action was during a couple of episodes when the bird seemed to have trouble balan ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on July 22, 2017

Balancing Bird

A Bald Eagle does a wing stretch using one leg to balance on the branch.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR, July 14, 2017, with a 2x converter attached to my 500mm lens, which was attached to a 1.6x crop camera body, making the effective focal length 1600mm. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on June 29, 2017

Windy Lookout

A resident Bald Eagle on a common perch tree at the Ridgefield NWR, June 28, 2017.  I placed my auto bean bag upside down on the hood of my truck with the camera/lens resting on top. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2500, f5, ISO 200, 500mm, 5:29 p.m., 400+ feet Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 15, 2017

Eagle Close Up

A ruffly immature Bald Eagle at the Ridgefield NWR on April 4, 2017. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 12:31 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 7, 2017

Wing and foot stretch

This almost grown Bald Eagle was perched on a branch in the Ash Tree forest of the Ridgefield NWR, April 4, 2017.  Here the bird is stretching its wing and foot.  It’s within a year of becoming a fully matured Bald Eagle.  I love seeing these birds make it to adults! Can ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 30, 2017

Playing in the Marsh

Ridgefield NWR, March 23, 2017.  I spent about 15 minutes watching this immature Bald Eagle out in the marsh nearly 300 feet, appearing to be playing with a stick it had found on the wooden perch you see him standing on.  Repeatedly, the bird would grab the stick with one talon ... Continue Reading

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

Low Flyer

This is a January 24, 2017, shot of a Bald Eagle shortly after taking off from the ground at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm, 9:09 a.m. Continue Reading