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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 26, 2017

Pretty with Green

On the 18th of January I posted a juvie Red-shouldered Hawk showing its back feathers.  Today, Jan. 24, 2017, I spotted this pretty mature bird from the front, on a mossy branch at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm, 10:11 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 18, 2017

Red-shouldered Hawk Portrait

This is likely a juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk that perched on a mossy branch, giving me a colorful portrait.  Ridgefield NWR, Dec. 29, 2016. Canon 5D, 1/1250, f5, ISO 3200, 500mm, 12:48 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on September 6, 2016

Red-shouldered Hawk

This is an August 17, 2016, capture of a fairly light colored Red-shouldered Hawk, taken at the Ridgefield NWR.  Not the best IQ as it was quite a distance from me. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 9:59 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 29, 2016

“How’s this for a pose?”

This is a Red-shouldered Hawk from my image archives dated Dec. 29, 2014, at Ridgefield, when this gorgeous bird spent several weeks in the woods giving us photo opportunities.  It’s fun to get a shot of this relatively rare hawk at the refuge. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 3, 2015

Hanging Feet

Back on Dec. 29, 2014, I took this shot of a Red-shouldered Hawk just lifting off, at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 10:48 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 8, 2015

Flight of the Red-shouldered Hawk

This is my first ever flight shot of a Red-shouldered Hawk.  Taken Dec. 29, 2014, at the Ridgefield NWR.  The bird has been working a good portion of the Ash tree forest at the refuge and has been a popular attraction for photographers. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4, ISO 800, 50 ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on December 24, 2014

Ridgefield Red-shouldered Hawk

This Red-shouldered Hawk youngster has been providing great photo opportunities to Ridgefield NWR visitors in recent weeks.  Here’s a little different pose of this awesome raptor, taken Dec. 22, 2014 just as fog was finally lifting.     Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on December 21, 2014

Hawk: Red-shouldered

The foggy morning didn’t affect this immature Red-shouldered Hawk’s ability to spot and catch a rodent in the woods at the Ridgefield NWR, Dec. 14, 2014.  The fog, however, did affect the quality of the shot I was able to get after it had finished feeding and jumping ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on January 16, 2013

Jan. 4, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 17 Photos ...

Happy New Year to all!  Welcome to my first photo shoot of 2013–Jan. 4.   I was hoping for some clearing today but all I got was overcast skies with no sign of the sun peeking through.  Temperatures ranged from the low 30’s (F) to the low 40’s.  Many of toda ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on September 29, 2012

Red-shouldered Hawk

It’s been a while since I’ve had a decent look at a Red-shouldered Hawk so I was pleased to see this one Sep. 28, 2012, at Ridgefield NWR.  I estimate the bird was about 70 feet away and it was quite early with some cloud cover, making light scarce.  I used some fil ... Continue Reading