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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 1, 2017

Shrike taking flight

This is another image from my Loggerhead Shrike photo shoot at the Ridgefield NWR, April 26, 2017.  Here the bird had just taken off from its teasel perch. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 200, 500mm, 3:49 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 27, 2017

Hovering at Ridgefield

A second image from yesterday’s Loggerhead Shrike shoot at Ridgefield NWR, April 26, 2017.  This bird was very good about staying low when it left its perch to hover.  Most of the time it would perch on teasel but sometimes it would fly to the ground.  I spent over ten m ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 26, 2017

The Impaler

A surprise sighting for me today (April 26, 2017) of this relatively rare visitor to the Ridgefield NWR.  This is a first sighting for me in 10 years of shooting birds at the Ridgefield refuge.  The swallows in the area did not like this fellow flying and hovering around as ... Continue Reading