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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 5, 2017

Showing Off

I watched a pair of Bald Eagles March 1, 2017, at the Ridgefield NWR and after a while they provided a little flight action.  This one did a nice fly-by for me. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 3:23 p.m. Continue Reading

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

Solo Flight

Here’s a February 13, 2017 image of a mature Bald Eagle in Flight.  A lot less eagles today than on my last few visits. This was one of a pair that flew relatively close. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4, ISO 125, 500mm, 1:46 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 11, 2017

Curious Bird

Jan. 24, 2017, at the Ridgefield NWR, I came across this Bald Eagle who was wondering about my lens, I guess.  I really liked the eye contact in this shot. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm, 9:08 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 6, 2017

Sharing a branch

January 30, 2017, at the Ridgefield NWR, a nesting pair of Bald Eagles share a perch.  The top-most bird is the male and the lower bird the female. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2500, 500mm, 12:19 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 24, 2017

Changing Places

I parked at Rest Lake on the Ridgefield NWR, Jan. 24, 2017, to watch a young Bald Eagle as it was standing on the ice-covered water.  Pretty soon the eagle on the left swoops down to flush the innocent ice dweller.  The ‘bully’ eagle could have landed anywhere on th ... Continue Reading

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

Eagle Taking Flight

This immature Bald Eagle was on the ground accompanied by a crow that stayed very close. Once the eagle took off, the crow did too, and flew with the eagle, pestering it for hundreds of feet in an apparent attempt to persuade the big bird to leave the area.  Taken Dec. 29, 2016, ... Continue Reading

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

Ol’ Pale Face

This is one of about a half dozen Bald Eagles that were taking part in some kind of eagle get-together at the Ridgefield NWR, January, 4, 2017.  There were no fewer than six birds soaring in circles in the air and a couple of mature birds in nearby trees.  Occasionally, their s ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 3, 2017

Determination

A take off shot of the Bald Eagle at the Ridgefield NWR, Dec. 29, 2016. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250 f4, ISO 2500, 500mm, 2:46 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on December 30, 2016

Sittin’ on top of the world

A nice day out on the refuge today (Dec. 29, 2016) at Ridgefield.  Conditions were mixed, ranging from bright sun to heavy clouds (but no rain).  This picture was taken after the clouds moved in during late morning.  The immature Bald Eagle was actually just lifting off from t ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on December 15, 2016

Blast from the Past

This image revisits one of the most memorable eagle confrontations in my 10 years of shooting birds.  Taken in Dec. 2014 at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 9:25 a.m. Continue Reading