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Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on October 6, 2017

Sandhill Crane youngster

This immature Sandhill Crane was with its two parents only about 120 feet off the road.  The youngster was standing but the two mature birds seemed to be laying down in the long grass taking a rest.  They all flew away after about 10 minutes. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4.5, ISO ... Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on July 18, 2017

Ruddy Youngster

A juvenile Ruddy Duck doing a wing flap at the Ridgefield NWR, July 14, 2017. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4, ISO 400, 500mm, 5:10 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on July 16, 2017

Juvenile Pied-billed Grebe

A July 14, 2017, shot of a juvie Pied-billed Grebe.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4, ISO 400, 500mm, 5:05 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on August 31, 2015

Cute Little Guy

Aug. 26, 2015, and I’m still standing out on the gravel road of the Ridgefield NWR shooting flight images of various birds (of which I’ve posted a few earlier).  I look down the road and see this mainly dark colored bird with a brown head standing on the road about 4 ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 25, 2015

Eyes Like a Hawk

April 23, 2015, at the Ridgefield NWR.  I was driving through the Ash tree forest and spotted this recently fledged Red-tailed Hawk perched on a branch about 8 feet off of the ground.  The bird let me approach from two different angles in my truck and was mostly looking down at ... Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on March 15, 2015

Raven or Crow?

A shot from Ridgefield, Wa., Mar. 12, 2015.  Wasn’t sure what it was when I shot it and I’m not sure now.  I’m guessing a juvenile Raven but in no way sure.  What do you think? Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 10:03 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on September 3, 2014

“Feather Fluffer”

In an earlier video post I explained my excitement about seeing two American Bitterns at one time.  I’ve now bettered that number to 3 at once.  Sep. 2, 2014, I was treated to watching one adult and two juveniles doing their best to catch something to eat.  One of the ju ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on August 15, 2014

“I got one, I got one!”

As  I mentioned in my prior post of a juvenile Northern Harrier, Crow Chaser, many of the fields at the Ridgefield NWR had recently been mowed and baled.  The bales made perfect spots for Red-tailed Hawks to perch and wait for voles and mice to make deadly mistakes in the low-c ... Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on August 10, 2014

Juvenile American Robin on Moss

This little gal/fellow provided a couple of opportunities for a photo while I was actually trying to capture a different bird.  This little one has nice colors and I like the perch it chose, along with the background.  The pose hopefully makes it interesting, too.    Canon 5D ... Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on August 5, 2014

Juvenile American Robin

A young American Robin perched between the leaves of a berry bush at the Ridgefield NWR, Aug. 4, 2014.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 8:47 a.m. Continue Reading