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Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on March 21, 2020

Red-winged Flyer

Here’s another Red-winged Blackbird in flight, taken March 4, 2020, at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark IV, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 5:37 p.m., no crop Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 11, 2020

Harrier at Sunset

Northern Harrier, at sunset, in flight as it passes me by, cobwebs and all, at the Ridgefield NWR.  March 4, 2020. Canon 5D Mark IV, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 5:33 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on March 6, 2020

Nature’s Symmetry in Flight

This image was the last I took as the sun was setting on March 4, 2020, at the Ridgefield NWR.  About 90 minutes before the shot, I parked at the south end of the refuge where the sun began setting behind my camera as I waited in my vehicle.  Any creature that approached within ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 5, 2020

Ready to Rumble!

I had a fun visit to the Ridgefield NWR, March 4, 2020, with mostly sunny skies.  This seemed to be ‘soaring eagles’ day.  Many mature birds and juvies were soaring high out of the reach of my camera during the day.  But they did perch in trees at times and I found ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 15, 2020

National Bird in Flight

A pretty look at a Bald Eagle making its way across the skies of the Ridgefield NWR, Feb. 2, 2020. Canon 5D Mark IV, 1/3200, f6.3, ISO 320, 700mm, 2:55 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 30, 2020

Launch of the Red-tailed Hawk

This beautiful Red-tailed Hawk had few white feathers except for a spot on the top of its wings. A sight to see as it launched from the tree branch. Used a 1.4x extender on the 500mm lens. Taken January 26, 2020, at the Ridgefield NWR in SW Washington State. Canon 5D Mark IV, 1/1 ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 21, 2020

Gray Ghost on Green

From about 4 1/2 years ago at the Ridgefield NWR.  I rarely see the male Harriers so this was a treat. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 640, 500mm Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on August 16, 2019

Meal on the Fly

A shot taken 3 years ago at the Ridgefield NWR. A Bald Eagle eating its prey on the fly. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 4000, 500mm.   Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 27, 2019

Absconding with the meal

A previously unpublished image of a Northern Harrier deciding to take her meal elsewhere.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR, Nov. 9, 2015, near sunset. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 4:05 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery on May 17, 2019

Northern Harrier

A Northern Harrier giving me the eye– taken at the Ridgefield NWR, January 20, 2016. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4.5, ISO 2000, 500mm, 2:18 p.m. Continue Reading