Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Posts Tagged ‘male’

Posted in Bird Gallery on September 30, 2017

Harrier

A September 29, 2017, shot of a male Northern Harrier in flight just as the sun was setting.  This was my last shot of the day, hand-held and from a distance, so IQ is not the best.  But I’m lucky to see a male a couple times a year so I was excited to get this fellow. Ca ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 29, 2016

Male Northern Harrier with contrails at dusk

I made it out to shoot after about an 8-week hiatus.  It’s good to be back! Near the end of the shooting day at the Ridgefield NWR, Oct. 28, 2016, I spotted this male Northern Harrier at a good distance.  When I got home to check out the image on the computer, I noticed t ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on July 1, 2016

Welcome Sight!

Kicking off the month of July (7/1/2016) at the Ridgefield NWR with an appearance by the Gray Ghost—the male Northern Harrier.  I was talking with my brother in our cars near marker #12 and we suddenly spotted this fellow hovering out in the field.  I jumped out of my veh ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 9, 2016

Gray Ghost Over Green

Ninety plus per cent of the time my Northern Harrier shots are of the brown (female) variety.  This is because females can outnumber males by 10 to 1.  So when I spot a male “Gray Ghost” at the Ridgefield NWR, and get a shot of it, I’m a happy camper.  This i ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 2, 2015

Falcon at Rest

Here’s a lovely male American Kestrel taking it easy on one foot as I’m shooting from across the creek and aiming up fairly high.  These birds are especially fun to capture when they are on a natural perch as opposed to a sign or post. 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO 6 ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 6, 2015

The ‘Gray Ghost’ Makes an Appearance a ...

Oct. 5, 2015, at the Ridgefield NWR, arriving at noon and staying until sunset.  While spending the last 90 minutes of daylight parked with the sun at the camera’s back, I was more than pleased when this male Northern Harrier (nicknamed the “Gray Ghost’ in some ... 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 July 17, 2015

New guy on the block

This is a shot of a young male Northern Harrier taken from near the photo blind parking lot.  I was hoping he might fly my way when he took off but a large tractor/lawn mower combo came by and flushed him away from me.  Still, it was nice to spot him showing some nice color cha ... Continue Reading