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Posts Tagged ‘northern harrier’

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 Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 25, 2017

Triple Harrier Tuesday

This is a March 1, 2017 sequence of three images depicting a Northern Harrier finishing off a garter snake, then lifting off to find its next meal.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR in southwest Washington state. [Because my website is old and inflexible, I have positioned the 3 imag ... Continue Reading

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

Spring Harrier

A Northern Harrier taking off from the grass at the Ridgefield NWR, March 23, 2017. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 2:38 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 17, 2017

Distracted

A shot from a year ago of a pretty Northern Harrier scouting the Ridgefield NWR landscape.  March 3, 2016.  Nice viewed large. LARGEVIEW! Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f5, ISO 400, 500mm, 3:22 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 2, 2017

Take off in the rain

March 1, 2017, made for a nice cloudy and shadow-less day at the Ridgefield NWR when I snapped a shot of this Northern Harrier lifting off from the grass during a light shower.  Please view large. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, Noon Continue Reading

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

Just Flying By

A profile flight shot of a female Northern Harrier making its rounds at the Ridgefield NWR, February 13, 2017. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4.5, ISO 320, 500mm, 10:08 a.m. Continue Reading

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

Going in for the kill

A Northern Harrier comes in for the kill at the Ridgefield NWR, Nov. 29, 2016.  One of the next frames showed the bird carrying off a good sized vole but it was flying away from me. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm, 10:37 a.m. 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 August 19, 2016

Harrier in August

I went out on a surprisingly overcast morning to the Ridgefield NWR, Aug. 17, 2016.  This Northern Harrier flew right by my truck. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 7:28 a.m.   Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on July 25, 2016

One of my favorite Harrier shots

I’m again reaching back into my archives, this time with one of my favorite Northern Harrier action shots, taken Jan. 11, 2012, at the Ridgefield NWR.  I recall watching this bird landing on the ground and when I hit the shutter as it took off, providing a good look at its ... Continue Reading