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Posts Tagged ‘prey’

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on December 14, 2017

Just when you think, ‘It’s Over’ ...

Here’s a shot of the Blue Heron that I posted a few days ago, this time with the vole and only a split second before the Bald Eagle buzzed the heron and caused it to open its bill and drop the vole.  I guess the vole owes that eagle a bit of gratitude for being instrumenta ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on December 9, 2017

Dining on the Road, in the Rain

Just coming off a C drive failure on my computer on 11/27. I fixed the PC but decided to replace it due to some other operational problems.  Didn’t get the new one until 12/6 and have been busy since, setting it up.  I did get out to shoot on Nov. 28, 2017, in the rain at ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on November 4, 2017

American Bittern with Tadpole

I watched this American Bittern catch a tadpole every five minutes or so at the Ridgefield NWR, October 27, 2017.  A very resourceful bird! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 400, 500mm, 4:43 p.m. LARGEVIEW! Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on April 2, 2017

One minute later…

This is the Great Blue Heron from a few posts ago, about one minute after the initial spearing of the frog.  Thirty seconds after this shot the frog disappeared.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR March 23, 2017. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 10:59 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 12, 2017

Not Much Left

A very nice day weather-wise at the Ridgefield NWR, March 10, 2017.  Most eagles wouldn’t come close but there was a mature and immature Bald Eagle hanging out in the Ash tree forest.  Here, the mature bird brought its catch to one of the Ash trees and was finishing it of ... Continue Reading

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

Duck for Lunch

This Bald Eagle circled a small tree and finally made its dive in the marshy waters, easily snatching a duck.  The eagle then checks its catch as it ascends from the dive and flies over to a nearby tree to enjoy the fruits of its labor. LARGEVIEW! Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2500. f4, I ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on August 11, 2016

“Do I have to throw it back??”

A Green Heron nabs a ‘fish’ on Aug. 4, 2016, at the Ridgefield NWR. LARGEVIEW! Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 11:22 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 June 18, 2016

Bringing Home Dinner

A winter shot of an immature Bald Eagle bringing home duck for dinner.  Ridgefield NWR on Jan. 20, 2016. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4.5, ISO 2000, 500mm, 3:16 p.m. 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