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Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on June 2, 2016

In Perfect Tune

It’s an interesting time of the year at the Ridgefield NWR. Large raptors are very rarely seen except for the occasional harrier.  So I primarily turned to the smaller of the birds which can take a little more patience and time.  My last loop of the auto tour route before ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on April 6, 2016

The Obligatory April Yellowthroat

I took a drive to the Ridgefield NWR this morning, April 6, 2016, to get my annual shot of our bird that confirms Spring is here–the Common Yellowthroat.  As I drove the 4-mile auto route I heard many of these males sounding off with their unmistakable call.  One of my fa ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on August 18, 2015

Immature Female Yellowthroat

My Aug. 11, 2015, trip to the Ridgefield NWR, netted me (recently posted) shots of an adult female Yellowthroat, a male fledgling Yellowthroat, a fledgling Song Sparrow, a fledgling Lincoln’s Sparrow, a fledgling male House Finch, and for today’s shot, a fledgling fem ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on August 13, 2015

Young Yellowthroat Portrait

Adult male Common Yellowthroats are known for their distinct black face masks.  This young male shows signs of the formation of the mask.  Maybe the shot I get next April at this location will be of this same bird!  Between now and then, the bird will have flown to Mexico (or ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on August 11, 2015

“Ok, big deal, so you found me!”

My trip today (Aug. 11, 2015), to the Ridgefield NWR, netted me 4 or 5 shots of immature small birds.  I also found this female Common Yellowthroat, which appears to be staying around to show its offspring the ropes.  I believe I got a shot of the younger Yellowthroat as well, ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on July 20, 2015

“So, you want me to smile?”

First of all, I want to wish my daughter, Kimi (of Kimberly Orth Photography), a wonderful birthday today.  Our families had a wonderful lunch together to help her celebrate.  The birds were singing outside the hospital window the day she was born and they did the same today. B ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on July 9, 2015

Yellowthroat on Green

A late Spring image of the male Common Yellowthroat, taken June 4, 2015, at the Ridgefield NWR.  Not the most optimal lighting here but the green background and leaves add some nice habitat features to this bird’s portrait.  These little birds migrate a long way to get h ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on April 20, 2015

Great Soprano in Town!

This is my annual obligatory April shot of the Common Yellowthroat, taken at the Ridgefield NWR, April 17, 2015.  I actually heard one or two of them in March but didn’t see their black-masked eyes until April.  I haven’t seen a female yet.  These birds migrate one ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on September 21, 2014

A warbler of the late summer variety

Female (possibly immature) Common Yellowthroat, photographed at the Ridgefield NWR, Sep. 16, 2014.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f6.3, ISO 500, 500mm, 1:27 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on September 10, 2014

Late-summer Common Yellowthroat

It’s probably just me but I tend to see many more male Common Yellowthroats in the spring and more females in late summer at the Ridgefield NWR.  Their unique call seems to have died down over the last month or two. But if you look close in some of the dense sticker bushes ... Continue Reading