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Posts Tagged ‘juvenile’

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

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on July 30, 2014

A face only his mother could love

Saw a couple of juvenile Western Scrub Jay fledglings in a tree at the Ridgefield NWR, July 28, 2014.  One of them landed on an unobstructed branch where I took this shot of the bird.  I don’t like that I had to aim up at the bird but that was my only shot.  You can see ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on July 15, 2012

Juvenile Bushtit with Bug

A juvenile Bushtit was given a bug by its parent at Salish Ponds in Fairview, OR, July 28, 2010.  Taken with a Canon 40D, 1/1000, f6.3, ISO 400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on June 16, 2012

Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron

My one and only sighting of a juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron taken at the Ridgefield NWR in Oct. 2009.  Camera used was a Canon 40D, 1/1000, f8, ISO400, 400mm, Canon EF 100-400L lens.  The bird not only let me back my truck up near him, but let me get out of the truck and t ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 27, 2011

“Dang, it’s cold out here!”

A juvenile Red-tailed Hawk looks awful cold at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Nov. 13, 2009.  Taken with a Canon 40D, 1/320, f7.1, 260mm, ISO400, Canon 100-400mmL lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 1, 2010

Juvenile Bald Eagle At Lunch

This juvenile Bald Eagle was busy munching on a duck or coot and wasn’t at all bothered by me driving up and taking his picture.  It appears that the eagle got a little wet when he caught his prey.  Taken Feb. 2008, at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, using a Canon Re ... Continue Reading