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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 17, 2018

Immature Northern Harrier

A March 5, 2018, shot of an immature Northern Harrier after consuming its prey.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm, 3:31 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 17, 2018

First Flap at Take Off

An immature Northern Harrier executes its first wing flap for lift off at the Ridgefield NWR, March 5, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm, 3:31 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery on March 7, 2018

Immature Red-tailed Hawk

A March 5, 2018, shot of an immature Red-tail at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1000, 500mm, 3:14 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 11, 2018

Closer than Close

Ridgefield NWR, Feb. 7, 2018, driving the auto tour route just passing post #6.  Off to the right was this huge brown bird about 5 feet off the ground perched on a sticker bush.  I stopped the truck, opened the passenger window and, amazingly, the bird stayed there.  It appear ... Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on January 23, 2018

Immature Goldeneye

Ridgefield NWR, Jan. 22, 2018, a Common Goldeneye (immature).  A fairly rare bird at this refuge. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 3:03 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 11, 2018

Rainy Day Eagle

An immature Bald Eagle hangs out in a tree at the Ridgefield NWR during light rain.  Taken Jan. 8, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 1:04 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on December 17, 2017

Precarious Perch

I watched this immature Bald Eagle for close to an hour at the Ridgefield NWR, hoping I might get a take off shot, some flight shots, or maybe even some interaction with another bird.  But the only action was during a couple of episodes when the bird seemed to have trouble balan ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 15, 2017

Eagle Close Up

A ruffly immature Bald Eagle at the Ridgefield NWR on April 4, 2017. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 12:31 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 30, 2017

Playing in the Marsh

Ridgefield NWR, March 23, 2017.  I spent about 15 minutes watching this immature Bald Eagle out in the marsh nearly 300 feet, appearing to be playing with a stick it had found on the wooden perch you see him standing on.  Repeatedly, the bird would grab the stick with one talon ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 24, 2017

Changing Places

I parked at Rest Lake on the Ridgefield NWR, Jan. 24, 2017, to watch a young Bald Eagle as it was standing on the ice-covered water.  Pretty soon the eagle on the left swoops down to flush the innocent ice dweller.  The ‘bully’ eagle could have landed anywhere on th ... Continue Reading