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Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on May 20, 2017

Lady Grosbeak

A Black-headed Grosbeak in the woods at the Ridgefield NWR, May 19, 2017. Canon 7D Mark III, 1/2000, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 4:14 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on June 27, 2016

Grosbeak

Here’s a male Black-headed Grosbeak at the Ridgefield NWR.  Five days ago I posted a Cedar Waxwing on this same perch, the two images taken only nine minutes apart on June 21, 2016. It’s always a pleasure to see this bird and listen to its song. Canon 5D Mark III, 1 ... Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on June 20, 2016

Oregon City Grosbeak

A flashback shot from six years ago today, 6/20/2010, at my niece’s backyard in Oregon City, Oregon–the Black-headed Grosbeak.  I hear these birds in the spring and summer at Ridgefield NWR but I haven’t been able to get a decent shot of one in quite a while. ... Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on July 1, 2015

Immature Black-headed Grosbeak (female)

A few days ago I posted an immature male Black-headed Grosbeak.  Here’s what I think is the sibling of the male, this one a female.  She was on the road and let me step out of the truck to get this shot.  This is the western counterpart to the Rose-breasted Grosbeak, whi ... Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on June 27, 2015

Boxed In

The Black-headed Grosbeak is a well-known feeder bird this time of year but it’s particularly satisfying to photograph one in the wild.  This guy (possibly a juvenile) gave me a few opportunities at the Ridgefield NWR, June 24, 2015.  I like the natural framing of this fe ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on October 5, 2012

July 13, 2012 – Fri. – Ridgefield NWR

Here are a few shots from my visit to the Ridgefield NWR on July 13, 2012. This first shot was taken near the beginning of the auto tour route between posts #2 & 3.  The sun hadn’t yet fully emerged over the ridge so it might as well have been night time.  Flash is th ... Continue Reading