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Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on October 13, 2019

Two Greats in Sync

Back for an encore, this shot was taken about 5 years ago at the Ridgefield NWR. I noticed the Great Egret and the Great Blue Heron way out in the field to my left (400 feet, after checking Google Earth). After taking some shots I realized that the egret was on a branch further b ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on February 18, 2019

“Possessed!”

Here’s a Great Blue Heron acting as if it was trying to regurgitate something.  Maybe it had just eaten something it didn’t like??   He returned to being a normal heron a few minutes later.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR, Nov. 13, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on May 8, 2018

Sushi for Lunch

Ridgefield NWR, May 2, 2018, a Great Blue Heron secures an afternoon snack. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f5, ISO 400, 500mm, 4:21 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on April 7, 2018

“A bird’s gotta eat too”

Almost lost this Blue Heron behind the grass but it was kind enough to show me what it had caught.  Ridgefield NWR, March 30, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 2:53 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on December 14, 2017

Just when you think, ‘It’s Over’ ...

Here’s a shot of the Blue Heron that I posted a few days ago, this time with the vole and only a split second before the Bald Eagle buzzed the heron and caused it to open its bill and drop the vole.  I guess the vole owes that eagle a bit of gratitude for being instrumenta ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on December 12, 2017

Eagle Attack!

Image of a Great Blue Heron being harassed by an immature Bald Eagle.  Ridgefield NWR, Dec. 11, 2017.  I drove up to this heron about 50 feet away, as it looked like it was just about ready to catch something in the grass.  Sure enough a few seconds later it had nabbed a vole, ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on October 31, 2017

Snake’s Bad Day

This Great Blue Heron made short work of his snake lunch, Oct. 27, 2017, at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 2:46 p.m. Continue Reading

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