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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on June 18, 2016

Bringing Home Dinner

A winter shot of an immature Bald Eagle bringing home duck for dinner.  Ridgefield NWR on Jan. 20, 2016. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4.5, ISO 2000, 500mm, 3:16 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 29, 2016

Sucker Punch

I wanted to show just one more image from my Dec. 2014 eagle encounter.  This one I wrote a little about in the caption to the image I posted yesterday.  This is two seconds before yesterday’s image was taken.  Here, the adult flies in and actually makes wing contact wit ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 28, 2016

“Stop pickin’ on me!”

One of my favorite Bald Eagle encounters happened Dec. 29, 2014, at the Ridgefield NWR.  This series was capsulized in a blog post I did called, Bald Eagle Behavioral Series, posted Jan. 7, 2015. Please take a look if you haven’t already seen it.  The above image is one i ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 23, 2016

Parallel Wings

A pair of Bald Eagles ‘dance’ overhead as I was shooting an Osprey nest at the Port of Ridgefield in Washington State, about two years ago.  The sun was at my back and lit the birds very nicely. Because my website doesn’t display landscape images very large, I ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 20, 2016

Eagle

A winter time shot of an immature Bald Eagle with a serious look on its face.  I remember this morning being fairly dark and overcast requiring a little bit higher ISO setting. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1000, f4, ISO 3200, 500mm, 8:45 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 14, 2016

Young and Free

A May 6, 2016, shot of an immature Bald Eagle flying by.  Ridgefield NWR. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4.5, ISO 320, 500mm, 6:40 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 13, 2016

Sunset Sentry

A few months ago I would see half a dozen or more Bald Eagles at the refuge on a given day, and now, I’m lucky to spot one.  This mature Bald Eagle was on the perch tree near where the nest used to be before it fell down.  The setting sun was illuminating the bird nicely. ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 27, 2016

Follow the Leader

This day, Dec. 19, 2015, I observed many immature Bald Eagles, which was a real treat.  Here, the youngsters appear to be socializing and having a little fun.  These guys were a long distance away! LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f5.6, ISO 1250, 700mm, 1:46 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 14, 2016

Younger Eagle Yields Perch

Ridgefield NWR, April 13, 2016, a first year Bald Eagle yields this vertical perch at the top of a tree to a slightly older bird.  An unexpected surprise today was that I saw many Bald Eagles, including mature and immature.  Several were content to just soar high above the refu ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 5, 2016

Transferring the Goods

A shot from January 15, 2016, at the Ridgefield NWR.  The immature Bald Eagle is transferring the catch from its talons to its bill while in flight.  Thanks for viewing! LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 4000, 500mm, 9:22 a.m. Continue Reading