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Posts Tagged ‘fledgling’

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 12, 2017

GHO Fledgling

A Great Horned Owlet fledgling snuggled up against its sibling (to its right).  So far, so good for these two little cuties.  Ridgefield NWR, May 11, 2017. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/640, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm, 1:14 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on August 14, 2015

Brand new to the world

Here’s another young bird that I captured at the Ridgefield NWR, Aug. 11, 2015.  This is what I believe is a fledgling Song Sparrow.  He doesn’t quite have all his feathers in place yet but soon he’ll be as handsome as can be singing a beautiful song. Canon 7D ... 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 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 Bird Gallery on July 18, 2015

Fledgling Raven

What I think is a Common Raven fledgling bird, at the Ridgefield NWR, taken July 14, 2015.  Update: I’ve been told by a trusted source that this bird is not one that has just fledged but it could very well fall into the age class of young.  My source did confirm it is a R ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 2, 2012

“Just hangin’ ’round”

This Great Horned Owlet has been out of the nest about a week.  He perched on a skinny branch and somehow lost his balance.  Taken at Ridgefield NWR May 2, 2012.  Needless to say, he was a little embarrassed but he recovered by letting go of the branch and landing properly on ... Continue Reading