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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

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