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Posted in Kingfishers on April 29, 2017

Pretty in Blue

A Belted Kingfisher poses at the Ridgefield NWR, April 26, 2017. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/800, f5, ISO 2500, 500mm, 1:38 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Kingfishers on November 3, 2016

Water-drenched fish bird

A nice end to my day at the Ridgefield NWR, Oct. 28, 2016, was this female Belted Kingfisher, which allowed me about 4 minutes of shooting as it repeatedly landed on this perch, dove into the slough, and brought its catch back to the same branch.  I didn’t get any shots of ... Continue Reading

Posted in Kingfishers on August 14, 2016

New Hairdo

This Belted Kingfisher was stretching its wing at the same time the wind kicked up, giving it a unique hairdo.  Aug. 4, 2016, at Ridgefield, Wa. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 400, 500mm, 9:53 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Kingfishers on August 6, 2016

Fair Lady

A summer day at the Ridgefield NWR, August 4, 2016, where I was treated to a blast off of about 35 Great Egrets at one of the marsh areas.  But today’s shot is of a female Belted Kingfisher perched on a branch over a creek in the Ash tree forest.  I observed this bird wit ... Continue Reading

Posted in Kingfishers on July 5, 2016

Queenfisher

A female Belted Kingfisher stops for a few seconds on a branch over the water at the Ridgefield NWR, July 1, 2016. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 9:44 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Kingfishers on April 21, 2016

Kingfisher at Work

Here’s one more shot from my encounter with the Belted Kingfisher at the Ridgefield NWR on April 8, 2016.  Here he is checking out the fish in the slough along the road. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f5, ISO 320, 500mm, 3:38 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Kingfishers on April 13, 2016

King of the Fishers

One from the Kingfisher series I captured on April 8, 2016, at the Ridgefield NWR.  He was spotting fish in the slough from 35-40 up in a tree. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f5, ISO 320, 500mm, 3:47 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Kingfishers on April 10, 2016

A Fish’s Fate is Sealed

I had quite a photo session with a Belted Kingfisher, April 8, 2016, at Ridgefield, Wa., with over 250 images taken over a 24 minute period.  This male bird was hunting the slough between markers #2 and #3 from 25-30 feet up in a tree not far from the road.  Each time the bird ... Continue Reading

Posted in Kingfishers on August 28, 2015

Wings of a Kingfisher

This is one of those “too far away” shots that I got at the Ridgefield NWR on Aug. 26, 2015.  When a Kingfisher lands on a reasonably unobstructed perch with a decent background I can’t just not take pictures of the bird because she’s 100+ feet away and I ... Continue Reading

Posted in Kingfishers on June 18, 2015

“How ya doin’ down there?”

Nov. 7, 2012, at the Ridgefield NWR.  Here’s some modified text from my old blog post for 7Nov12, when this was the one time I saw a Kingfisher at this location on the refuge: “I approached the area of the refuge where there are three large trees in a clump, very clo ... Continue Reading