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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

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

Eagle Taking Flight

This immature Bald Eagle was on the ground accompanied by a crow that stayed very close. Once the eagle took off, the crow did too, and flew with the eagle, pestering it for hundreds of feet in an apparent attempt to persuade the big bird to leave the area.  Taken Dec. 29, 2016, ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 7, 2017

Ol’ Pale Face

This is one of about a half dozen Bald Eagles that were taking part in some kind of eagle get-together at the Ridgefield NWR, January, 4, 2017.  There were no fewer than six birds soaring in circles in the air and a couple of mature birds in nearby trees.  Occasionally, their s ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on December 30, 2016

Sittin’ on top of the world

A nice day out on the refuge today (Dec. 29, 2016) at Ridgefield.  Conditions were mixed, ranging from bright sun to heavy clouds (but no rain).  This picture was taken after the clouds moved in during late morning.  The immature Bald Eagle was actually just lifting off from t ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 20, 2016

Youngster from five years ago

A look back at a gorgeous fledgling Great Horned Owl at the Ridgefield NWR, May 4, 2011.  This was when the resident momma owl was nesting in a tall stump right along the road on the 4-mile auto tour route of the refuge (this owl is perched away from its nest).  It was good new ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on August 31, 2016

“Soon, I’ll be able to fly!”

I haven’t been up to the Ridgefield NWR since some new fledgling American Bitterns have been spotted this year.  So here’s a shot of an immature Bittern from two years ago, Sep. 2, 2014. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 1:34 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on July 22, 2016

Taking a Rest

A May 24, 2010, shot of a fledgling Great Horned Owl lying on a branch above me.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR.  At first the bird had its eyes closed but then opened them.  (I did not scare or flush the bird 🙂 ). Canon 40D, 1/250, f8, ISO 400, 400mm, 100-400 lens, 8:15 a.m. ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on June 18, 2016

Bringing Home Dinner

A winter shot of an immature Bald Eagle bringing home duck for dinner.  Ridgefield NWR on Jan. 20, 2016. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4.5, ISO 2000, 500mm, 3:16 p.m. Continue Reading