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Posted in Videos on March 7, 2011

Vole for Lunch

A short video of a Northern Harrier hen making a meal of a recent vole catch.  Taken Nov. 29, 2010, at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge with a Canon 7D and Canon 400mm f5.6L lens.  Northern Harrier Consuming a Vole from Dennis Davenport on Vimeo. Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on March 7, 2011

Vocalizing Northern Harrier

Nov. 29, 2010, at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, this Northern Harrier started ‘singing’ for me.  See still photos of other Harriers in the Raptors section in the top menu bar of this site under Bird Photos.  Taken with a Canon 7D and a Canon 400mm f5.6L ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 26, 2011

Concentration

The low-flying Northern Harrier is common at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in SW Washington state.  This was taken Feb. 25, 2011, on a clear sunny day, with temperatures in the 20’s (F).  Taken with my Canon 7D, 1/3200, f5.6, ISO500, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 26, 2011

Northern Harrier in Flight

A Northern Harrier hen making the rounds for her next meal at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Feb. 25, 2011.  Taken with a Canon 7D, 1/1600, f5.6, ISO500, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 26, 2011

Northern Harrier Against Blue Water

I snapped this shot of a gorgeous Northern Harrier at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Feb. 25, 2011.  It was a cool, sunny day (finally!) and I tried to make use of the abundant light.  Taken with my Canon 7D, 1/1600, f5.6, ISO500, Canon 400mm f5.6l Lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on December 9, 2010

“Sitting Pretty”

The Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge presented me with a lovely portrait of this magnificent raptor–the Northern Harrier.  Taken Nov. 29, 2010, using a Canon 7D, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO1600, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 10, 2010

Male Northern Harrier on the Hunt

I took this image in the first year of this hobby, 2007.  I had my Canon XT and 50-500mm Sigma Bigma.  I was positioned along the auto tour where post #13 is located now.  The bird was flying at a low level from north to south and I shot it from my truck.  The image ended up ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 1, 2010

The Gray Ghost

Over the years, I have found that spotting a male Northern Harrier at the refuge is many times more less likely than spotting a female of the species.  Plus, harriers just seem to be very skittish birds–much more so than say, Red-tailed Hawks (generally speaking).  So, wi ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 1, 2010

Hunting for Voles and Meadowlarks

Fall 2009, at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.  A gorgeous Northern Harrier flies by nice and low to the ground, giving me a good perspective on the shot.  It also didn’t hurt that the sun was directly coming from my back, lighting this beauty against a darker bac ... Continue Reading