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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 1, 2017

Shrike taking flight

This is another image from my Loggerhead Shrike photo shoot at the Ridgefield NWR, April 26, 2017.  Here the bird had just taken off from its teasel perch. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 200, 500mm, 3:49 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 29, 2017

Air Patrol

An American Kestrel hovers over the fields of the Ridgefield NWR, April 26, 2017. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 200, 500mm, 2:37 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 27, 2017

Hovering at Ridgefield

A second image from yesterday’s Loggerhead Shrike shoot at Ridgefield NWR, April 26, 2017.  This bird was very good about staying low when it left its perch to hover.  Most of the time it would perch on teasel but sometimes it would fly to the ground.  I spent over ten m ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 27, 2017

Spring Harrier

A Northern Harrier taking off from the grass at the Ridgefield NWR, March 23, 2017. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 2:38 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 18, 2017

Low Flyer

This is a January 24, 2017, shot of a Bald Eagle shortly after taking off from the ground at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm, 9:09 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 17, 2017

Distracted

A shot from a year ago of a pretty Northern Harrier scouting the Ridgefield NWR landscape.  March 3, 2016.  Nice viewed large. LARGEVIEW! Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f5, ISO 400, 500mm, 3:22 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 6, 2017

Falcon in Flight

An American Kestrel in flight, just coming out of hover mode.  Taken March 1, 2017, at the Ridgefield NWR.  This one has a pretty heavy crop so try not to zoom in too far.  🙂 Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 1:07 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 5, 2017

Showing Off

I watched a pair of Bald Eagles March 1, 2017, at the Ridgefield NWR and after a while they provided a little flight action.  This one did a nice fly-by for me. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 3:23 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 2, 2017

Take off in the rain

March 1, 2017, made for a nice cloudy and shadow-less day at the Ridgefield NWR when I snapped a shot of this Northern Harrier lifting off from the grass during a light shower.  Please view large. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, Noon Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 26, 2017

Just Flying By

A profile flight shot of a female Northern Harrier making its rounds at the Ridgefield NWR, February 13, 2017. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4.5, ISO 320, 500mm, 10:08 a.m. Continue Reading