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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on December 16, 2017

Pro-education Falcon

Dec. 11, 2017, Ridgefield NWR – An American Kestrel promotes a refuge sign (among others) that far too many visitors ignore.  Exiting your vehicle on the refuge auto tour (at other than designated rest stop areas) not only ruins other visitors’ chances of seeing wild ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on December 14, 2017

Just when you think, ‘It’s Over’ ...

Here’s a shot of the Blue Heron that I posted a few days ago, this time with the vole and only a split second before the Bald Eagle buzzed the heron and caused it to open its bill and drop the vole.  I guess the vole owes that eagle a bit of gratitude for being instrumenta ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on December 12, 2017

Predator at Dusk

A Northern Harrier makes one of her last sweeps of the day over the fields of the Ridgefield NWR, Dec. 11, 2017, as the sun was near setting. LARGEVIEW! Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4, ISO 160, 500mm, 4:17 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on December 12, 2017

Eagle Attack!

Image of a Great Blue Heron being harassed by an immature Bald Eagle.  Ridgefield NWR, Dec. 11, 2017.  I drove up to this heron about 50 feet away, as it looked like it was just about ready to catch something in the grass.  Sure enough a few seconds later it had nabbed a vole, ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on December 9, 2017

Dining on the Road, in the Rain

Just coming off a C drive failure on my computer on 11/27. I fixed the PC but decided to replace it due to some other operational problems.  Didn’t get the new one until 12/6 and have been busy since, setting it up.  I did get out to shoot on Nov. 28, 2017, in the rain at ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on November 25, 2017

Curious Sparrow

A Nov. 20, 2017 shot of a Golden-crowned Sparrow at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2500, 500 mm, 2:44 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 22, 2017

Barred Owl – Lifer for Me

One of the highlights of my trip to the Ridgefield NWR on Nov. 20, 2017, was the spotting of this Barred Owl (lifer for me).  But I have to give credit for spotting it to John Davis for letting me know its exact location.  I would never have seen it without his pinpoint directi ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 20, 2017

Northern Shrike

A fun day at the Ridgefield wildlife refuge, November 20, 2017, where I saw this Northern Shrike and also my first Barred Owl. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 3:26 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 13, 2017

Twelve O’Clock High

A Red-tailed Hawk takes a look my way as it flies overhead, October 27, 2017, at the Ridgefield NWR, in Washington state. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/3200, f4, ISO 400, 500mm, 1:36 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on November 8, 2017

Autumn Blackbird

A Red-winged Blackbird near sunset at the Ridgefield NWR, October 27, 2017. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 5:40 p.m. Continue Reading