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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on August 24, 2020

Immature Bald Eagle Calling Out

A January 15, 2016, image of an immature Bald Eagle as it was devouring its lunch, likely a Coot.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR in Washington State. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1000, 500mm, 12:50 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery on August 17, 2020

Short-eared Owl at Dusk

Here’s another image from my Jan. 15, 2016, visit to the Ridgefield NWR.  This Short-eared Owl paid the refuge a visit near dusk.  I like that the bird is at camera level as I shot from my vehicle.  It’s really a treat to see these owls at Ridgefield, and this bird ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery on August 16, 2020

Juvenile Bald Eagle after meal

Taken Jan. 15, 2016, at the Ridgefield NWR, this young Bald Eagle had just finished his Coot meal, and lifting off. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1000, 500mm, 1:00 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on July 13, 2020

Fluffy-winged Youngster

This is a September 2014 shot of a juvie American Bittern as it fluffs its feathers, captured at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4.5, ISO 640, 500mm, 1:27 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Kingfishers on June 5, 2020

Belted Kingfisher from 2012

This is a Belted Kingfisher, shot in Nov. 2012. I remember it well because it was in a location of the Ridgefield NWR that I had never seen this species in before or since.  The tree he is perched in has long since fallen over.  The bird repeatedly dove into the water below and ... Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on March 21, 2020

Red-winged Flyer

Here’s another Red-winged Blackbird in flight, taken March 4, 2020, at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark IV, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 5:37 p.m., no crop Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 11, 2020

Harrier at Sunset

Northern Harrier, at sunset, in flight as it passes me by, cobwebs and all, at the Ridgefield NWR.  March 4, 2020. Canon 5D Mark IV, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 5:33 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on March 6, 2020

Nature’s Symmetry in Flight

This image was the last I took as the sun was setting on March 4, 2020, at the Ridgefield NWR.  About 90 minutes before the shot, I parked at the south end of the refuge where the sun began setting behind my camera as I waited in my vehicle.  Any creature that approached within ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 5, 2020

Ready to Rumble!

I had a fun visit to the Ridgefield NWR, March 4, 2020, with mostly sunny skies.  This seemed to be ‘soaring eagles’ day.  Many mature birds and juvies were soaring high out of the reach of my camera during the day.  But they did perch in trees at times and I found ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 29, 2020

Bald Eagles Calling Out

This is a different frame from my Feb. 2, 2020, shoot at the Ridgefield NWR, of the Bald Eagle pair in a tree–this time both birds are calling out. (Please excuse the heavy crop; this pair was over 400 feet away). Canon 5D Mark IV, 1/3200, f6.3, ISO 320, 700mm, 3:21 p.m. Continue Reading