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Posts Tagged ‘goldfinch’

Posted in The Blog on July 31, 2012

May 29, 2012 – Tue. – Tualatin River NWR & ...

This morning, May 29, I decided to do something different and drive over to the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge (TRNWR), in Sherwood, Oregon, instead of Ridgefield (my ‘home base’).  Both refuges are about the same driving distance (35 minutes) from my house. ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on June 21, 2012

May 2, 2012 – Wed. – Ridgefield NWR (19 ne ...

It’s May and visitors are now allowed to exit their vehicles at the refuge but still must stay on or near the road in most cases. I had heard that the Great Horned Owlets have fledged and was anxious to see if I could spot them.  It’s nice to know that we can now ste ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on November 20, 2011

Nov. 7, 2011- Mon. – Ridgefield NWR (35 images, ...

I arrived at the refuge too early for pictures as it was still dark.  I started out around the auto tour anyway and saw and heard wildlife but there was little point in photographing it….until I got to post 8 at the Kiwa Trail parking area. There I was greeted by 3 coyotes w ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on September 1, 2011

Non-breeding Male American Goldfinch

I found this American Goldfinch at the Ridgefield NWR on Aug. 19, 2011.  I particularly liked the pose this fellow gave me as well as the background colors, which seem to complement the bird’s colors.  Taken with my Canon 7D, 1/400, f6.3, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens, a ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on November 22, 2010

Lesser Goldfinch

This is a shot I got while walking the main trail at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge in August, 2010.  I recall the day being somewhat disappointing due to low bird activity.  As I was heading back to the parking lot on the trail, this beauty landed on a very small (bar ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on October 15, 2010

Goldfinch on Teasel

Early morning, Sep. 28, 2010, at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge found me waiting in my vehicle for one of several American Goldfinches to land on a teasel within camera view.  It’s almost like they know where to land to make sure you haven’t got a clear sho ... Continue Reading