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Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on July 3, 2018

Northern Shoveler In Flight

This is a shot from April of 2015, at the Ridgefield NWR, of a male Northern Shoveler in flight. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 6:27 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on June 23, 2018

Eagle Skirmish from the past

It looked like mom & dad were trying to teach this young one a lesson when I caught these Bald Eagles having a family quarrel at the Ridgefield NWR back in December of 2014. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, ISO 1600, 500mm, 9:25 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Non-Bird Gallery on June 17, 2018

River Otter

I’m going way back to August 2008, for this shot of a River Otter with catch.  I captured this shot with my first DSLR, the Canon Rebel XT at the Ridgefield NWR.  I recall it being difficult to find the camera in the black color but I did.  The lens was the Canon 100-400 ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on June 13, 2018

Cute Face

I was visiting the Ridgefield NWR on June 11, 2018, and came across this American Bittern that could have used an attitude adjustment.  This is a classic bittern posture that helps the bird blend in with long grass. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 3:09 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on June 5, 2018

A Rarity from 2010

This isn’t the highest quality shot but I was at the Ridgefield NWR back in April of 2010 and was given a tip that a Eurasian Green-winged Teal (EGWT) was around post 6 (my best recollection).  I headed over there and low and behold this male EGWT was probably 60-70 feet o ... Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on May 31, 2018

The Call of the Wild

A Yellow-headed Blackbird calls out from a cattail at the Ridgefield NWR, May 21, 2018. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/4000, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 3:11 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 27, 2018

Eagle on a clear day

A May 21, 2018, shot of a Bald Eagle on a clear day at the Ridgefield NWR.  This is what has been coined the “perch tree” at the refuge and is about 400 feet off the road. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/4000, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 2:50 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 22, 2018

Great Horned Owlet

The baby owls have been out of the nest now for a couple of weeks but this is my first chance at getting up to the Ridgefield NWR since my last visit on May 2.  The image is of one of two owlets that have been seen along the auto tour route.  This little guy/gal was perched at ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 18, 2018

Plump and Mean

A Song Sparrow gives me that look.  Ridgefield NWR, January 8, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 12:24 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 15, 2018

American Goldfinch

An American Goldfinch hanging out at the Ridgefield NWR, May 2, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1000, 500mm, 3:13 p.m. Continue Reading