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Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on March 21, 2020

Red-winged Flyer

Here’s another Red-winged Blackbird in flight, taken March 4, 2020, at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark IV, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 5:37 p.m., no crop Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on March 6, 2020

Nature’s Symmetry in Flight

This image was the last I took as the sun was setting on March 4, 2020, at the Ridgefield NWR.  About 90 minutes before the shot, I parked at the south end of the refuge where the sun began setting behind my camera as I waited in my vehicle.  Any creature that approached within ... Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on May 5, 2018

Blackbird

Springtime shot of a Red-winged Blackbird on cattail.  Ridgefield NWR, May 2, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 3:50 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on November 8, 2017

Autumn Blackbird

A Red-winged Blackbird near sunset at the Ridgefield NWR, October 27, 2017. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 5:40 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on July 10, 2017

Red-winged Blackbird on Teasel

A common resident at the Ridgefield NWR, June 28, 2017, the Red-winged Blackbird. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1000, 500mm, 3:08 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on June 21, 2017

Attack from the Air

A Great Blue Heron was taking it easy but just a little too close to the Red-winged Blackbirds’ nest.  The birds dive-bombed the heron many times for quite a while and the heron wouldn’t move.  All the heron had to do was fly a little ways away and the blackbirds ... Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on March 26, 2016

Early Spring Red-Wing

A March 23, 2016, shot of a Red-winged Blackbird taken at the Ridgefield NWR. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm, 10:22 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on June 11, 2015

Take a load off!

I came across a Red-winged Blackbird laying down on a post at Ridgefield, Wa., June 4, 2015.  He flew away normally so I don’t think he was injured. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4.5, ISO 400, 500mm, 3:46 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on May 28, 2015

“Move along camera, move along!”

One of the most common sights at the Ridgefield NWR right now (May) are Red-winged Blackbirds which are taking over the marshes and even spreading into forested areas.  They can be seen harassing herons, egrets, and raptors, which love to raid the blackbirds’ nests for tas ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on April 29, 2015

“I’m little but I can be annoying!R ...

April 23, 2015, at Ridgefield, Wa., I noticed a Red-winged Blackbird repeatedly diving at a Great Egret, which was apparently hunting a little too close to the blackbird’s nest.  After a minute or two, the Egret decided it wasn’t worth it and flew away. Canon 5D Mark ... Continue Reading