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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

Posted in The Blog on May 24, 2011

May 17, 2011 – Tue. – Ridgefield NWR ̵ ...

I arrived at the refuge at about 5:45 a.m. but the automatic gate was closed.  I had to wait 20 minutes for it to open.  I decided to use the time getting my gear set up and into position.  Hopefully, they’ll move the gate opening time to 5:30 a.m. sometime soon. It ... Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on May 22, 2011

Killdeer scrape ceremony video

I shot this video at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on May 17, 2011 using my Canon 7D. For Ridgefield NWR visitors, the location was directly across from the Kiwa Trail entrance. Below is an explanation of the scrape ceremony from the Cornell Lab All About Birds websit ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 16, 2011

Handsome Warbler

The Common Yellowthroat is a small, quick, bird that does not usually stay still for long. This is the male with its striking colors and distinctive black mask. This shot was taken May 4, 2011, at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, with a Canon 7D, 1/1000, f5.6, ISO400, C ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 16, 2011

Female Common Yellowthroat

This is the female version of the “masked bandit” that is so prevalent at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in SW Washington state. I took this photo on May 4, 2011 with a Canon 7D, 1/1000, f5.6, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 16, 2011

Marsh Wren in vocal style

Here, a Marsh Wren was singing its heart out for me at the Ridgfield National Wildlife Refuge on May 4, 2011. This photo was shot with a Canon 7D, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 16, 2011

Yellow-rumped Warbler

This handsome warbler gave me a second or two to take its picture at the Ridgfield National Wildlife Refuge on May 4, 2011. Taken with a Canon 7D, 1/640, f5.6, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. I also used a minimal flash fill on this shot. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on May 5, 2011

Red-winged Blackbird on Green

An almost full-frame shot of this blackbird at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Apr. 29, 2011.  Canon 7D, 1/640, f5.6, ISO800, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens, with flash fill. Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 5, 2011

Burglar on Cattail

The Common Yellowthroat has some of the most striking markings.  I photographed this male on Apr. 19, 2011, at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge using a Canon 7D, 1/400, f5.6, ISO640, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens, with fill flash. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 5, 2011

Great Horned Owlet

One of two fledgling Great Horned Owls on the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, taken Apr. 29, 2011.  Taken with a Canon 7D, 1/250, f5.6, ISO800, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens, with flash fill. Continue Reading