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Posted in The Blog on February 15, 2014

“Quick Decision”

Feb. 14, 2014 at the Ridgefield NWR.  I witnessed some nice eagle action today at the refuge. The 3-year old Bald Eagle (perched) needs to make a decision soon – stay on the perch or leave. The approaching 4-year old helps make the decision easier for the younger bird by d ... Continue Reading

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

Juvenile Bald Eagle in Flight

The day (Feb. 3, 3014) started out overcast and rainy (with a little snow mixed in), but then it mostly cleared away.  That’s when this first year (I think that’s the age) Bald Eagle did a fly-by for me.  Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 320, 700mm (500 +1.4x). ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 20, 2013

“Bullies don’t scare me!”

I was shooting with my brother, Gary, at the Ridgefield NWR today, Nov. 20, 2013, and we came across this amazing action between an immature Bald Eagle and a (possibly) immature Red-tailed Hawk.  We were shooting from our vehicles where this hump/bump in the water is a good 250 ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 18, 2013

Initial Launch Flap – Red-tailed Hawk

Some of you may have viewed my previous image post of this Hawk flying right at me titled, “What did you call me!??”.  That image was the 4th frame in the series of the bird’s take-off from the top of a tree. The image above is the 1st in the series, just as th ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 16, 2013

Ruffle Those Feathers!

One of a pair of Bald Eagles, ruffling its feathers after preening, atop a tree at the Ridegfield NWR, in Washington State.  It’s great to see the eagles return to the refuge.  Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f7.1, ISO 2000, 700mm.  Taken Nov. 4, 2013. For a larger view, plea ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 3, 2013

Fall Great Horned Owl

I was pleased to spot this Great Horned Owl in the woods at Ridgefield NWR, Nov. 3, 2013.   It was nice it had perched only about 8 feet off the ground.  I hadn’t seen one in months!   The morning was sunny and bright while the afternoon was darker with some showers.  T ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on August 25, 2013

Female Kestrel in Summer

This American Kestrel was photographed at the Ridgefield NWR on Aug. 23, 2013.   700mm, 1/800, f5.6, ISO 2000, with 1.4x. Update 7Oct2015:  This image was “published” in an online article at houzz.com.  The article is titled, “Backyard Birds: Create a Home fo ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on August 11, 2013

The Eagle and the Swallow

Another July 18, 2013, flight shot of the Bald Eagle with a Swallow not far away.  Taken at Ridgefield NWR.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO 1600, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on August 6, 2013

Eagle-Eye 2

A close up image of the Bald Eagle.  This is the same bird depicted in my flight shot posted on Aug. 1, 2013, called Tight Turn.  Taken July 18, 2013, at the Ridgefield NWR.     Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO 1600, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on August 1, 2013

Osprey Take Off

About 60-70 feet up a tree, an Osprey strikes an awesome pose taking off from its perch.  Taken July 9, 2013, at Ridgefield NWR, in Washington state.  Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 1250, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading