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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 16, 2019

Over The Shoulder

Most of the day at the refuge, Nov. 16, 2019, was dark from heavy overcast, and a little rain.  But this American Kestrel gave me an over the shoulder pose while perched on a tree over-hanging the road. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 2:15 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 7, 2019

“Look what I caught”

Here’s a shot of an American Kestrel at the top of a tree, munching on a snack.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR, November 2, 2019. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2500, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 12:55 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 4, 2019

RTH on a Fall Day

Nov. 2, 2019, was my first wildlife photo outing in almost 8 months.  It was good to get out again at the Ridgefield NWR.  I thought I’d make my first post from today’s shoot the obligatory hawk on a sign shot. This Juvie Red-tailed Hawk was busy munching on somethi ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on October 13, 2019

Two Greats in Sync

Back for an encore, this shot was taken about 5 years ago at the Ridgefield NWR. I noticed the Great Egret and the Great Blue Heron way out in the field to my left (400 feet, after checking Google Earth). After taking some shots I realized that the egret was on a branch further b ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on August 28, 2019

White-faced Ibis

This is a photo I shot from about 5 years ago.  My one and only spotting of a White-faced Ibis at the Ridgefield NWR.  I recall the bird being there for several days–then it disappeared.  This is a juvenile. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1000, f8, ISO 1600, 1000mm (500 + 2x III) ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on August 16, 2019

Meal on the Fly

A shot taken 3 years ago at the Ridgefield NWR. A Bald Eagle eating its prey on the fly. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 4000, 500mm.   Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on July 1, 2019

Morning at Ridgefield – Encore

This is a shot from 3 years ago today.  Northern Harrier in morning light. Another of my highest viewed photos on Flickr. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4.5, ISO 500, 500mm Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on June 10, 2019

Merganser

A Feb. 2013 shot of a Hooded Merganser at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/800, f5.6, ISO 2500, 400mm, 3:38 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery on May 17, 2019

Northern Harrier

A Northern Harrier giving me the eye– taken at the Ridgefield NWR, January 20, 2016. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4.5, ISO 2000, 500mm, 2:18 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 1, 2019

Spotting Something

A Northern Harrier spots something as it lifts off from a low branch at the Ridgefield NWR, Feb. 19, 2019. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 4:00 pm Continue Reading