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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on June 30, 2014

“Mom says I’m getting bigger!”

I visited the Ridgefield NWR early this morning and found both owlets and the mom hanging out.  This particular owlet was quite photogenic.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/160, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on June 3, 2014

New Life in the Forest

This Great Horned Owlet has been visible at the refuge to visitors for a couple of weeks but it’s the first look I have had of the cute youngster.  Taken on a fairly dark, overcast morning, June 2, 2014, at the Ridgefield NWR.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/250, f4, ISO 2000, 500 ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on September 9, 2012

One of the Ridgefield Great Horned Owlets is Dead

I have some sad wildlife news to report today.  Regular followers of my blog will probably recall that the Ridgefield NWR is home to at least one family of Great Horned Owls (GHO) this year and has been for several previous years.  This year, the GHO parents had two offspring w ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on July 10, 2012

May 25, 2012 – Fri. – Ridgefield NWR (16 ...

Hi all!  Today’s post will feature some of my shots taken on May 25.  It’s a special day for me as this is the first time I’ve taken my new Canon 7D out for an actual wildlife shoot.  You may recall that this camera was a prize for taking first place in the A ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on June 21, 2012

May 2, 2012 – Wed. – Ridgefield NWR (19 ne ...

It’s May and visitors are now allowed to exit their vehicles at the refuge but still must stay on or near the road in most cases. I had heard that the Great Horned Owlets have fledged and was anxious to see if I could spot them.  It’s nice to know that we can now ste ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on May 23, 2012

Apr. 9, 2012 – Mon. – Ridgefield NWR (18 n ...

Today was my first bout with mosquitoes this season and they kind of snuck up on me near the end of today’s photo shoot at Ridgefield NWR (Apr. 9).  I didn’t notice them until I was driving through the wooded area of the auto tour between 6 and 7 pm.  This was one o ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 2, 2012

“Just hangin’ ’round”

This Great Horned Owlet has been out of the nest about a week.  He perched on a skinny branch and somehow lost his balance.  Taken at Ridgefield NWR May 2, 2012.  Needless to say, he was a little embarrassed but he recovered by letting go of the branch and landing properly on ... 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

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 17, 2010

Great Horned Owlet

Oh, were we Ridgefielder Refugers fortunate in 2010 to watch two Great Horned Owlets grow up in the trees right in the vicinity of  the  road!   This shot was taken in May 2010 with a Canon 40D, 1/400, f8, 285mm, ISO400, +1EV, Canon 100-400mm lens.  I recall getting this s ... Continue Reading