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Posts Tagged ‘flight’

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

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