Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on September 15, 2012

Rough-legged Hawk

The winter of 2007 – 2008 was RLH-lovers heaven at the Ridgefield NWR. It was a common occurrence to drive up to a refuge sign with a Rough-legged Hawk perched on it — and the hawk would not fly. This happened several times for me during this time period–but nev ... Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on November 1, 2011

Peregrine Falcon video #1

This beautiful Peregrine Falcon has been hanging around the Ridgefield NWR for several months and seems to call the refuge ‘home.’ Usually perched at far distances, the bird has recently been spotted on a perch just off the auto tour road–well within the reach ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on November 1, 2011

Great Blue Heron on Grass

A Blue Heron on a ridge of grass near the beginning of Ridgefield NWR’s 4-mile auto tour route.  Photographed with a Canon 7D, 1/1250. f5.6, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on November 1, 2011

Golden-crowned Sparrow

A Golden-crowned Sparrow, common at Ridgefield NWR during the cooler months.  Taken Oct. 17, 2011, with my Canon 7D, 1/640, f5.6, ISO800, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens, and a slight amount of fill flash. Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on June 5, 2011

Olive-sided Flycatcher Video

Footage of an Olive-sided Flycatcher, taken on May 26, 2011, at Mt. Tabor Park in Portland, OR.  Check out the still photos of this bird, too, on my blog posting for May 26, and also in the gallery under BIRD PHOTOS.  Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 16, 2011

Handsome Warbler

The Common Yellowthroat is a small, quick, bird that does not usually stay still for long. This is the male with its striking colors and distinctive black mask. This shot was taken May 4, 2011, at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, with a Canon 7D, 1/1000, f5.6, ISO400, C ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 16, 2011

Female Common Yellowthroat

This is the female version of the “masked bandit” that is so prevalent at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in SW Washington state. I took this photo on May 4, 2011 with a Canon 7D, 1/1000, f5.6, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 16, 2011

Marsh Wren in vocal style

Here, a Marsh Wren was singing its heart out for me at the Ridgfield National Wildlife Refuge on May 4, 2011. This photo was shot with a Canon 7D, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 16, 2011

Yellow-rumped Warbler

This handsome warbler gave me a second or two to take its picture at the Ridgfield National Wildlife Refuge on May 4, 2011. Taken with a Canon 7D, 1/640, f5.6, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. I also used a minimal flash fill on this shot. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 8, 2011

Bushtit

This is the Interior version of the male Bushtit as opposed to the Pacific Slope version.  The females of this bird are the boasters of color with a bright yellow eye.  These birds are very small and very fast.  I photographed this bird in the Salish Pond area in Fairview, Ore ... Continue Reading