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Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on August 9, 2017

Sunset Flyer

It was a smoky day at the Ridgefield NWR, August 7, 2017.  We’ve had a stretch of heat here in the Pacific Northwest that has trapped the smoke from wildfires burning as far north as British Columbia.  The background of today’s Great Blue Heron shot would have norma ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on June 21, 2017

Attack from the Air

A Great Blue Heron was taking it easy but just a little too close to the Red-winged Blackbirds’ nest.  The birds dive-bombed the heron many times for quite a while and the heron wouldn’t move.  All the heron had to do was fly a little ways away and the blackbirds ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on April 2, 2017

One minute later…

This is the Great Blue Heron from a few posts ago, about one minute after the initial spearing of the frog.  Thirty seconds after this shot the frog disappeared.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR March 23, 2017. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 10:59 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on November 29, 2016

A hop, skip, and a jump

Here a Great Blue Heron takes a short flight across a slough at the Ridgefield NWR, Nov. 29, 2016.  The bird was vocalizing all the way across. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f5, ISO 400, 500mm, 2:48 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on June 10, 2016

Windshear Landing

A Great Blue Heron’s ‘controlled’ landing at the Ridgefield NWR, March 23, 2016. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 10:23 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on June 3, 2016

Bird and Fish

A Great Blue Heron with a morning snack.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR, May 31, 2016. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f8, ISO 800, 1000mm, 10:23 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on March 12, 2016

Deadly Strike

Reviewing my Feb. 9, 2016, shots I recall my close encounter with this Great Blue Heron which had just caught brunch.  In this case, the bird’s lightning fast bill pierced the skin of the hapless prey.  There was no resistance by the snake as the heron consumed its catch. ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on February 11, 2016

Be careful of that eye!

A super close photo opportunity of this Great Blue Heron doing some face itching, Feb. 9, 2016, at the Ridgefield NWR.  Nictitating membrane deployed.  Look close by clicking on LARGE VIEW and then click once on that image or just zoom into this image on your mobile device.  T ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on December 28, 2015

“I’m bigger than you!”

A year-old shot of a Great Blue Heron using its size to let the Great Egret know who’s boss.  Ridgefield NWR, Sep. 2, 2014. LARGE VIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4.5, ISO 400, 500mm, 9:37 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on December 20, 2015

Low Altitude Cruiser

A Great Blue Heron skims the top of the grass at the Ridgefield NWR, Dec. 19, 2015. VIEW LARGE! 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 11:53 a.m. Continue Reading