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Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on December 29, 2017

Autumn Dove

A Mourning Dove on Nov. 28, 2017, at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1000, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm, 3:27 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on October 12, 2014

Immature Mourning Dove

A pretty, immature Mourning Dove flew across the front of my vehicle and landed about 20 feet off the road.   These birds are relatively tame compared to many other bird species.  Oct. 9, 2014, Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 11:20 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on September 6, 2013

May 31, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 23 Ne ...

Here’s a group of shots from back on May 31, 2013.  I was getting a greater variety of birds back in the Spring compared to summertime.  The Pileated Woodpecker–my previously crowned Nemesis Bird–is no longer that. Finally, after almost 7 years of shooting I c ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on August 25, 2013

Aug. 23, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 29 Ne ...

Hi all!  Back with some shots of my Aug. 23 trip to the Ridgefield NWR.  I’ve added a new Canon 500mm f/4 lens to my gear.  Today’s shoot uses it with and without the 1.4x extender attached.  August is probably the least active time of the year for wildlife in gen ... 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 June 28, 2012

May 8, 2012 – Tue. – Ridgefield NWR; May 1 ...

Here’s a real short post on a few shots I got on May 8, 2012, including a video of a Mourning Dove, and a few more shots taken on May 17. I recall this being a very low-activity day for wildlife at the refuge and I think I only shot about 100 frames–way below my norma ... Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on June 22, 2012

Mourning Dove on Cattail

Shot at the Ridgefield NWR on May 8, 2012.  Listen closely for the sounds the bird makes and note how the neck and chest bulges to make the sound.  Taken with my Canon 7D, f5.6, ISO800, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading