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Posted in Kingfishers on June 5, 2020

Belted Kingfisher from 2012

This is a Belted Kingfisher, shot in Nov. 2012. I remember it well because it was in a location of the Ridgefield NWR that I had never seen this species in before or since.  The tree he is perched in has long since fallen over.  The bird repeatedly dove into the water below and ... Continue Reading

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 Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 11, 2020

Harrier at Sunset

Northern Harrier, at sunset, in flight as it passes me by, cobwebs and all, at the Ridgefield NWR.  March 4, 2020. Canon 5D Mark IV, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 5:33 p.m. 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 Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 5, 2020

Ready to Rumble!

I had a fun visit to the Ridgefield NWR, March 4, 2020, with mostly sunny skies.  This seemed to be ‘soaring eagles’ day.  Many mature birds and juvies were soaring high out of the reach of my camera during the day.  But they did perch in trees at times and I found ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 29, 2020

Bald Eagles Calling Out

This is a different frame from my Feb. 2, 2020, shoot at the Ridgefield NWR, of the Bald Eagle pair in a tree–this time both birds are calling out. (Please excuse the heavy crop; this pair was over 400 feet away). Canon 5D Mark IV, 1/3200, f6.3, ISO 320, 700mm, 3:21 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on February 28, 2020

Scaup

This is a Feb. 22, 2020, shot of a Scaup, but I’m not sure if it’s a greater or lesser. My guess is that it is the lesser variety which is much more prevalent in North America than the greater. These 2 species can be very difficult to tell apart.  Taken at the Ridgef ... Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on February 24, 2020

Bufflehead Flapping

A Feb. 24, 2020, shot of a flapping female Bufflehead taken at the Ridgefield NWR.  Buffleheads were quite numerous as I spotted at least 3 females and 3 males in the same general area. They are somewhat skittish and tend to stay on the far side of the water. Hence, a heavy crop ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on February 21, 2020

Bird on a Post, Posing

Here’s a Black-capped Chickadee that landed on a post while I was shooting a hawk perched in a nearby tree.  Taken 2/2/2020 at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark IV, 1/1250, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 11:40 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 15, 2020

National Bird in Flight

A pretty look at a Bald Eagle making its way across the skies of the Ridgefield NWR, Feb. 2, 2020. Canon 5D Mark IV, 1/3200, f6.3, ISO 320, 700mm, 2:55 p.m. Continue Reading