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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

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on May 8, 2018

Sushi for Lunch

Ridgefield NWR, May 2, 2018, a Great Blue Heron secures an afternoon snack. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f5, ISO 400, 500mm, 4:21 p.m. 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 Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 4, 2018

Yellowthroat in May

I try to get a shot of the Common Yellowthroat in April of each year when they arrive but it didn’t happen for me this year.  I was fortunate to capture this image on May 2, 2018, at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f5, ISO 500, 500mm, 4:57 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery on May 2, 2018

Sparrow with Catch

A March 30, 2018, shot of a Song Sparrow that had just caught a snack. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 1:49 p.m. Continue Reading

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

Pondering the next meal

A January 22, 2018, image of a Red-shouldered Hawk perched at the Ridgefield NWR, Washington State. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 2:17 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 17, 2018

Immature Northern Harrier

A March 5, 2018, shot of an immature Northern Harrier after consuming its prey.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm, 3:31 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Rails and Coots on April 13, 2018

Crazy Coot

I spotted this American Coot in what at first looked like a tussle with another coot.  After a few seconds I realized it was just a single bird rolling around in the water, most of the time with its neck stretched all the way on its back.  It was in this position at the same ti ... Continue Reading