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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 6, 2018

Harrier on Green

A Northern Harrier flies by at the Ridgefield NWR, March 30, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 3:05 p.m. Continue Reading

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

Aerial Finesse

This March 12, 2018, shot of a Northern Harrier shows its expert maneuverability in the air.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 1:41 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 20, 2018

On the Move

This is a February 16, 2018, image of a Red-tailed Hawk as it takes off from the ground at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm, 4:52 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery on March 10, 2018

Low Flying Eagle

Please check out the LARGEVIEW of this Bald Eagle in flight, taken at the Ridgefield NWR, Feb. 23, 2018.  This is a different frame from the close up shot I posted on Feb. 24th. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 12:12 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 8, 2018

Beauty in Flight

A wonderfully colored Northern Harrier flies by while I was at the Ridgefield NWR, March 5, 2018.  This bird had successfully captured and consumed its prey just a few moments earlier. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm, 3:31 p.m. LARGEVIEW! Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 2, 2018

On the Hunt

A Northern Harrier working the fields at the Ridgefield NWR, Feb. 23, 2018. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 9:39 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 24, 2018

Eye Contact

Visiting the Ridgefield NWR, February 23, 2018, I was parked in my truck with my sights on two mature, perched bald eagles.  One was in a tree about 600 feet north and the other about 600 yards northwest.  My hope was that one of them would fly toward me in the “not-too-d ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery on February 21, 2018

Tundra Swans

The sun broke through the clouds for this shot of Tundra Swans arriving at the Ridgefield NWR, Feb. 16, 2018. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 3:38 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 16, 2018

Out of the Mud

A 3-year-old Bald Eagle lifts off from the mud at the Ridgefield NWR, Feb. 16, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 2:15 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 30, 2018

Light Red-tail

A Jan. 22, 2018, shot of a light colored Red-tailed Hawk in the field at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 2:42 p.m. Continue Reading