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Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 21, 2011

Stretching, Singing, Yellowthroat

Here’s a vocal Common Yellowthroat stretching to belt out his call. Taken at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on May 4, 2011, with a Canon 7D, 1/640, f5.6, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. 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 Videos on May 8, 2011

Videos: Wilson’s Snipe & Yellow-headed ...

Here are a couple of videos showing the calls of two birds, the Wilson’s Snipe and the Yellow-headed Blackbird.  Pay attention to the feet of the blackbird.  The interesting feather action, and the call of the blackbird is heard toward the end of the video. These were ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 5, 2011

Burglar on Cattail

The Common Yellowthroat has some of the most striking markings.  I photographed this male on Apr. 19, 2011, at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge using a Canon 7D, 1/400, f5.6, ISO640, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens, with fill flash. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on April 22, 2011

“Looking North”

A Common Yellowthroat does a wren-like pose as he holds tightly to a cattail at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.  Taken Apr. 19, 2011, with a Canon 7D, 1/400, f5.6, ISO640, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens, fill flash. Update: This image was awarded “Honorable Mention” ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on October 17, 2010

Common Yellowthroat

This handsome fellow perched on this metal contraption that, apparently, was placed there by refuge personnel at some point.  I’ve never been able to figure out what the circular bowl-shaped wire object is but the bird landed on it here in nice light for me.  Taken with a ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on October 16, 2010

Common Yellowthroat – Female

This pretty female Common Yellowthroat took a little patience to finally capture at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in April 2010.  I waited about an hour for her to land on the right perch and it was well worth it!  Taken with the EOS 40D, 1/1000, f7.1, 400mm, ISO400, ... Continue Reading