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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 29, 2017

Vocal Harrier

A Northern Harrier calls out as it rests on a tree stump.  It was difficult choosing which of the many poses provided by this bird.  I may post others later. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 400, 500mm, 3:51 p.m. Continue Reading

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