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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

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