Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Posts Tagged ‘killdeer’

Posted in Shorebirds on January 2, 2016

Morning Killdeer Portrait

Several Killdeer were out in Long Lake the morning of Sep. 2, 2014, on the Ridgefield NWR.  This is one that provided a nice background by hopping up onto a log. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4.5, ISO 500, 500mm, 9:05 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Shorebirds on August 5, 2015

Immature Killdeer

I was out shooting at the Ridgefield NWR, Aug. 4, 2015, and pulled up near marker #11.  Four young Killdeer were walking around on the road–they were not shy at all.  I stopped about 20 feet short of the Killdeer group and decided to open my truck door and lay down on the ... Continue Reading

Posted in Shorebirds on August 7, 2014

Killdeer Calling Out

One of the least skittish birds I’ve come across, this Killdeer landed on the gravel road right in front of my vehicle.  I was able to stop, exit my vehicle, and shoot many pictures of the bird.  All the while, it was calling to its mate standing not far away.   Canon 5D ... Continue Reading

Posted in Shorebirds, Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on April 27, 2013

Killdeer Calling

A Killdeer pair has returned to the same spot to nest again this year at the Ridgefield NWR.  One of the birds posed for me here on April 25, 2013.  Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f6.3, ISO 1250, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on September 13, 2012

July 5, 2012 – Thur. – Ridgefield NWR

It’s July 5, 2012, and it’s summer at the refuge.  Most summer days in the Pacific Northwest (with the exception of the coast) are clear with bright sunshine, and this day was no exception.  I arrived a little after 6 a.m. and started my rounds, driving the 4-mile a ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on August 6, 2012

June 6, 2012 – Wed. – Ridgefield NWR ̵ ...

I didn’t see anything too exotic or out of the ordinary on today’s shoot but I had some nice light in the early morning hours.  It’s always good to see the young owls are doing well, too. [Be sure to click once on the thumbnails for a larger, more detailed view ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on July 31, 2012

May 29, 2012 – Tue. – Tualatin River NWR & ...

This morning, May 29, I decided to do something different and drive over to the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge (TRNWR), in Sherwood, Oregon, instead of Ridgefield (my ‘home base’).  Both refuges are about the same driving distance (35 minutes) from my house. ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on May 18, 2012

Mar. 26, 2012 – Mon. – Ridgefield NWR

Although the bird photos I post here were taken back in March, I have to stop today, May 18, 2012 (the day of this post), and honor a very important man in my life–my father-in-law, Max Horrocks.  (I’m writing this in the early wee hours of the 18th).  The last few ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on April 29, 2012

Mar. 23, 2012 – Fri. – Ridgefield NWR (15 ...

Greetings!  I’m getting a wee bit closer to catching up with my blog posts.  Today’s post is about a month late but my last few were closer to two months late so I’m doing a little better.  Today’s weather was comfortable and I actually saw some blue sk ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Shorebirds on May 25, 2011

Killdeer

This Killdeer was showing off for his lady friend at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on May 17, 2011. Check out a video of him in the Videos section of this site. Taken with a Canon 7D, 1/500, f6.3, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading