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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 9, 2016

Ice skating with a friend

In this photo of Rest Lake with a layer of ice, a first year Bald Eagle flies in and touches down next to a third year bird.  The younger bird on the left is probably a female as it is significantly taller and larger than the older bird.  (You can’t really tell by this sh ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on December 1, 2015

Song Sparrow on Frost

A cool morning at the Ridgefield NWR, Nov. 27, 2015, and a Song Sparrow poses on a frosty perch. 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4.5, ISO 400, 500mm, 9:48 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on December 2, 2014

Frozen Egret on a Stick

To keep warm, Great Egrets and Herons, fluff up their feathers and hunker down.  This Great Egret was doing just that as it stood on the ice this morning at the Ridgefield NWR, Dec. 2, 2014. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 8:09 a.m. Continue Reading