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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 19, 2017

Hawk’s Return

An October 16, 2017, shot of a Red-tailed Hawk in flight at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5d Mark III, 1/2000, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 12:49 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on August 21, 2017

Red-tail from five years ago

This is a shot I made in December 2012.  The Red-tailed Hawk was coming in for a landing on a post at the Ridgefield NWR.  I’m looking forward to the fall and winter seasons at the refuge for more raptor opportunities and better light. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f5.6, ISO ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on July 31, 2017

Immature Red-tail in flight

There’s not nearly the number of raptors flying around at the Ridgefield NWR in summer as in the winter time, so it was fun to see this juvenile Red-tailed Hawk fly directly over me on July 26, 2017. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 3:55 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 20, 2017

Coming at you!

A February 13, 2017, shot of a Red-tailed Hawk just after lift off at the Ridgefield NWR. LARGEVIEW! Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4.5, ISO 320, 500mm, 11:15 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery on February 17, 2017

Nature’s Beauty

This white-breasted version of the Red-tailed Hawk really grabs your attention when you see it perched somewhere on the refuge.  Here the hawk had flown to location post #14 and let me get fairly close before flying off.  The streaked belly band on most red-tails appears much h ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 3, 2017

“What did you say, Buddy?”

A juvenile Red-tailed Hawk lands on a refuge sign about twenty feet away.  He then flew to the ground 10 feet from the sign and caught a mouse–almost too close to me for pictures.  This bird seems to need a bath, but he’s a good hunter! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4 ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 6, 2017

“Happy 2017!”

On a chilly Jan. 4, 2017, at the Ridgefield NWR, this Red-tailed Hawk is sending out New Year’s greetings to everyone. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/400, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 8:40 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on December 2, 2016

Your reaction when…

the Harrier next door scares the living daylights out of you on your own patio!  This Red-tailed Hawk was minding its own business when the Northern Harrier flew in unexpectedly.  The harrier buzzed the hawk a few more times but the hawk held its ground and remained on the perc ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 26, 2016

Low Flyer!

I caught this gorgeous Red-tailed Hawk flying low over the dike at Rest Lake on the Ridgefield NWR, Nov. 25, 2016.  It’s fun to see so many hawks, and to a lesser extent, eagles at the refuge this time of year.  The large view may be worth your time as I was quite close t ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 17, 2016

Initial liftoff wing flap

I spent the daylight hours today, Nov. 17, 2016, at the Ridgefield NWR, where the day started out dark with a heavy cloud cover, but became brighter as the day progressed.  This is a Red-tailed Hawk executing its initial wing flap as its feet leave the perch.  The late afternoo ... Continue Reading