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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 14, 2019

Uneven Load

I visited the Ridgefield NWR today, March 13, 2019.  Here, I spotted this Northern Harrier on the ground holding something down under its talons that I couldn’t see in the grass.  It started to eat the prey and I noticed that the bites of prey were not visible like they t ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 4, 2019

Eagle Attack – Photo #3

This is the 3rd photo I’m posting of the attack on an immature Bald Eagle by the mature bird, taken at the Ridgefield NWR on Feb. 19, 2019.  Here the two birds are falling downward after impact, as the adult has turned upside down and has grasped the youngster’s righ ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 22, 2019

The Takedown2

Here’s the 2nd image I’m posting in the Bald Eagle Attack series, shot Feb. 19, 2019, at the Ridgefield NWR in Washington State.  While the first image shows the mature bird’s talons contacting the youngster, this second image shows the frame immediately prior ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 19, 2019

The Takedown

I visited the Ridgefield NWR today, Feb. 19, 2019, on a cloudy, showery day.  It was a raptor day–eagles, hawks, harriers, and kestrels.  For this shot I had waited about 15 minutes watching the immature bird at the top of a tree, probably about 120 yards away.  I notice ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on January 13, 2019

Sedge of Cranes

In my truck between markers 11 & 12 on Jan. 11, 2019, at the Ridgefield NWR.  Suddenly there was noise and I looked up to see about 60 Sandhill Cranes in formation–by far the largest number of flying cranes I’ve seen at the River S Unit.  The photo shows only ab ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery on January 11, 2019

RTH Launch

This Red-tailed Hawk allowed cars to drive by it within 8 feet as it perched on the post.  I drove about 100 feet past the post and captured the bird as it launched.  The light behind the bird is a vehicle coming down the road.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR on January 11, 2019. ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery on December 6, 2018

Juvenile Red-tail

Here’s another shot of an immature Red-tailed Hawk from Nov. 13, 2018, at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 2:22 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery on July 27, 2018

Rodent and Harrier

A never before posted picture I took in July 2015, at the Ridgefield NWR.  A Northern Harrier heads for a spot where she can eat her latest catch. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 500, 700mm Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on July 3, 2018

Northern Shoveler In Flight

This is a shot from April of 2015, at the Ridgefield NWR, of a male Northern Shoveler in flight. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 6:27 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on June 23, 2018

Eagle Skirmish from the past

It looked like mom & dad were trying to teach this young one a lesson when I caught these Bald Eagles having a family quarrel at the Ridgefield NWR back in December of 2014. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, ISO 1600, 500mm, 9:25 a.m. Continue Reading