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Posts Tagged ‘ridgefield’

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 Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on June 20, 2017

Tucked away in the trees

A June 14, 2017, Great Horned Owl, tucked away in the trees but on a surprisingly low branch.  I could barely see her through the leaves. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/160, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 1:17 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on June 17, 2017

Springtime Low Flyer

I spotted several Yellow-headed Blackbirds June 14, 2017, at the Ridgefield NWR.  Male, female, and juveniles were much more comfortable around the gravel road, often times landing on the road to forage.  Just a few weeks ago I was lucky to see them perched within 150 feet of t ... Continue Reading

Posted in Shorebirds on June 15, 2017

Sora Feeding Chick

A Sora and chick at lunch time.  Ridgefield NWR, June 14, 2017. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 2:29 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on June 2, 2017

Slim Pickings

Slim pickings at the quiet Ridgefield NWR, May 31, 2017.  This Cedar Waxwing was preening on this regal perch. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f5, ISO 250, 500mm, 11:53 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 30, 2017

I Was Framed!

An April 26, 2017, image of the Common Yellowthroat–a yearly visitor to the refuge during spring and summer.  This guy is framed by berry bush stems. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f4, ISO 400, 500mm, 12:59 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Shorebirds on May 23, 2017

Snipe on a post, post

A Wilson’s Snipe calling out from a post at the Ridgefield NWR, May 19, 2017. Video of Snipe Calling Out on Post — best viewed at 1080p, full screen Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4.5, ISO 250, 500mm, 5:16 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on May 20, 2017

Lady Grosbeak

A Black-headed Grosbeak in the woods at the Ridgefield NWR, May 19, 2017. Canon 7D Mark III, 1/2000, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 4:14 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Non-Bird Gallery on May 17, 2017

Greens are Good For You

A Columbian White-tailed buck reaches up out of the grass to grab some leaves at the Ridgefield NWR, May 11, 2017.   LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 12:54 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 15, 2017

Better shot of mama owl

On my visit to the Ridgefield NWR on May 11, 2017, I found the mama Great Horned Owl in a little better spot than on my previous visit.  She was positioned about 200 feet forward of her two owlets so every now and then she’d spin her head around to check on them.  Below ... Continue Reading