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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

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on July 7, 2016

Morning at Ridgefield

This is the last image I took on July 1, 2016, at the Ridgefield NWR before heading home for the day. A female Northern Harrier on a refuge sign. LARGEVIEW! Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4.5, ISO 500, 500mm, 10:23 a.m. 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 June 16, 2016

Soaring

Northern Harrier in flight at the Ridgefield NWR, May 6, 2016. LARGEVIEW! Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4, ISO 400, 500mm, 5:12 p.m. Continue Reading

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

Sailing the Blue Skies

This is a flight shot from about 1 1/2 years ago, Nov. 30, 2014, to be exact.  I liked that the whole top of the Northern Harrier is visible as well as a good look at the eye.  I used the 1.4x extender on this one.  Taken at Ridgefield, Wa. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2500, f5.6, ISO ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery on April 14, 2016

Snipe for Lunch

I didn’t realize this Northern Harrier had captured a Wilson’s Snipe until I got home and viewed the shot on the ‘big’ screen.  Taken April 13, 2016, at the Ridgfield NWR.  Their typical prey are mice and voles. LARGEVIEW! Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, I ... 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 March 16, 2016

Flight Close Up

Here’s a Feb. 9, 2016, shot of a female Northern Harrier in flight as it passes by perpendicular to my lens.  A nice look at the eye and I like that we can see the top of the right wing as well as the underside of the left wing. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, IS ... Continue Reading