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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on June 24, 2015

“Not the Mama!”

This magnificent creature let me take many images today.  Only the upper half was clear of branches and besides, the eyes of this gorgeous bird deserve to be front and center of this photograph. This is not the same owl I posted a shot of on June 12.  That was the mama owl and ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on June 12, 2015

Eye to Eye

My brother Gary, and I met at the Ridgefield NWR refuge at about 6 a.m. this morning, June 12, 2015.  Our first trip around the auto tour loop netted us a great look at our resident mama Great Horned Owl (although we’ve not seen any evidence of owlets yet this year).  Sh ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 23, 2015

Mama Owl

I haven’t gotten a decent shot of our resident Great Horned Owl mama for many months.  It was nice to see her perched out in the open about 30 feet from the nest tree, even if she was only half awake.  The male was also close by but not in a good place for pictures.  Rid ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 13, 2014

The ol’ neck stretch

Here’s the same owl as shown in the Predator at Rest post from a few days ago.  The bird is pretty much asleep and stretching its neck, I guess to stay limber. 🙂  Taken Nov. 7, 2014, at the Ridgefield NWR.  When I went back to the refuge Nov. 10, the owl was in the ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 11, 2014

The ‘Other’ Great Horned Owl Sibling a ...

I recently posted a close up shot of one of the two immature Great Horned Owls that frequent the Ash Tree forest of the Ridgefield NWR.  The above image, also taken Nov. 7, 2014, depicts the sibling of the one in the close up shot.  The above owl was high in a tree, with a terr ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on July 24, 2014

Fuzzy Owlet

Another close up of one of the Great Horned Owl owlets at the Ridgefield NWR, taken June 2, 2014.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/400, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on July 9, 2014

Momma Owl on June 30

I was fortunate to come across a straight on, unobstructed, view of the momma Great Horned Owl at Ridgefield NWR, on June 30, 2014.  She was looking great for this 6:30 a.m. shot.  Right afterwards, she flew almost directly over me.  Canon 5D Mark III, 1/160, f4, ISO 2000, 500 ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on June 30, 2014

“Mom says I’m getting bigger!”

I visited the Ridgefield NWR early this morning and found both owlets and the mom hanging out.  This particular owlet was quite photogenic.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/160, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on June 8, 2014

GHO Close up

This is an additional shot of the Great Horned Owl mom with the pupils of her eyes not as big as in the previous portrait, and the wind blowing from right to left.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR, June 2, 2014.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on June 4, 2014

“The EYES Have It!”

This shot was taken the same day I took the recently posted owlet shot, June 2, 2014, at the Ridgefield NWR.   The mama Great Horned Owl has huge eye pupils in this shot and it gives a good look at her talons.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/160, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm. Continue Reading