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Posts Tagged ‘immature’

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

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

Eagle

A winter time shot of an immature Bald Eagle with a serious look on its face.  I remember this morning being fairly dark and overcast requiring a little bit higher ISO setting. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1000, f4, ISO 3200, 500mm, 8:45 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 14, 2016

Young and Free

A May 6, 2016, shot of an immature Bald Eagle flying by.  Ridgefield NWR. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4.5, ISO 320, 500mm, 6:40 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on May 7, 2016

Lonesome Crane

One of the first viable shot opportunities for me May 6, 2016, at the Ridgefield NWR was this immature Sandhill Crane.  Not only did the bird’s coloring tell me it was immature but the fact that it was only 120 feet off the road and and moving closer to the road (towards m ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 14, 2016

Younger Eagle Yields Perch

Ridgefield NWR, April 13, 2016, a first year Bald Eagle yields this vertical perch at the top of a tree to a slightly older bird.  An unexpected surprise today was that I saw many Bald Eagles, including mature and immature.  Several were content to just soar high above the refu ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 5, 2016

Transferring the Goods

A shot from January 15, 2016, at the Ridgefield NWR.  The immature Bald Eagle is transferring the catch from its talons to its bill while in flight.  Thanks for viewing! LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 4000, 500mm, 9:22 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 2, 2016

Alone in a Forest

An immature Red-tailed Hawk perched on this lichen-covered branch in the forest at the Ridgefield NWR, March 23, 2016.  By its pose, it looked quite curious as to what I was up to, but had little concern about me being a threat. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/500, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 4:3 ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 23, 2016

Hovering can be fun!

A third year Bald Eagle decides to hover over a group of American Coots at the Ridgefield NWR, March 23, 2016.  The bird was unsuccessful here and moved to another water area and tried the same tactic again, creating a lot of havoc for the water dwelling creatures. LARGEVIEW! Ca ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 11, 2016

Nestled in Teasel

During my March 3rd trip to the Ridgefield NWR, I came upon this immature Red-tailed Hawk in a patch of Teasel.  The bird was no more than 15 feet away from my lens as I shot from my vehicle. This image is full frame. VIEWLARGE! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 8:3 ... Continue Reading