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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

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

RWBB on Teasel

The Ridgefield NWR is now abuzz with the various sounds made by lots of Red-winged Blackbird.  Overall wildlife activity for photography was a little quiet April 9, 2015, at the refuge so I ended up taking a shot of this handsome Red-winged Blackbird.  Best viewed large. VIEW L ... Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on September 30, 2014

Loud Mouth!

Blackbirds are very plentiful now at the Ridgefield NWR, and this Red-winged variety was very vocal toward a bird perched next to it.  I took this picture Sep. 16, 2014, in morning light. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 8:07 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on September 23, 2014

Immature Red-winged Blackbird

An immature Red-winged Blackbird greets the morning clinging to a cattail as yellow Marsh Marigolds lighten up the background to set off this really pretty bird.  I particularly like the intricate buff/brown edging on the feathers.  For many birds, the closer we get, the better ... Continue Reading