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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 Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on May 9, 2016

Ducky Portrait

A female Wood Duck out sunbathing on a log.  Her mate was a few feet to the right, out of the picture.  Ridgefield NWR, May 6, 2016. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4, ISO 400, 500mm, 1:53 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on April 12, 2016

Late Afternoon Stretch

Approaching sunset as this female Bufflehead stretches its wings after making several dives underwater for food.  I observed that females can be as aggressive as male Buffleheads this time of year when it comes to chasing other Buffleheads away.  These ducks are known to nest i ... Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on March 20, 2016

Lady Ruddy

A portrait of a female Ruddy Duck on the water at the Ridgefield NWR, March 18, 2016. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f4.5, ISO 400, 500mm, 2:54 p.m. 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 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 Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on December 21, 2014

Big-billed Beauty

One of the features I really like about the Canon 7D Mark II is its 1.6x crop factor when coupled with a 1000mm lens combo set up (500 + 2x).  This Northern Shoveler and several other species were not too far away, but far enough that I probably wouldn’t have bothered even ... Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on December 6, 2014

Bufflehead Beauty

The female Bufflehead displays her beauty in this shot taken at the Ridgefield NWR, Dec. 2, 2014. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f8, ISO 1600, 1000mm (500 + 2x III), 11:13 a.m. 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