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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

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on January 4, 2018

Flying By

A November 28, 2017, shot of a Great Egret as it flies close above me at the Ridgefield NWR. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1000, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 2:38 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on December 24, 2017

Wings Down

A couple of weeks ago I posted this Northern Harrier at sunset with its wings up.  I may even like this one with its wings down better.  Either way, a wonderful bird to capture at Ridgefield NWR.  Taken Dec. 11, 2017. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4, ISO 160, 500mm, 4:17 p.m. LAR ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on December 19, 2017

Take Off

A Red-tailed Hawk launches from its perch at the Ridgefield NWR, Nov. 20, 2017. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/500, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 5:05 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 13, 2017

Twelve O’Clock High

A Red-tailed Hawk takes a look my way as it flies overhead, October 27, 2017, at the Ridgefield NWR, in Washington state. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/3200, f4, ISO 400, 500mm, 1:36 p.m. Continue Reading