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Posted in Bird Gallery on November 13, 2018

Ballet, anyone?

November 13, 2018, at the Ridgefield NWR.  An immature Red-tailed Hawk launches from the top of a tree but looks like it’s dancing. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 2:22 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Kingfishers on October 22, 2018

Branch with Bird

Oct. 19, 2018, at Ridgefield NWR.  Here’s a Belted Kingfisher that wouldn’t land where there was a clear shot, but I thought it turned out okay anyway. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 1:09 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 19, 2018

Falcon at Sunset

A female American Kestrel (possibly born this year) posing for me at the Ridgefield NWR, Oct. 19, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1000, 500mm, 5:22 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Kingfishers on October 12, 2018

Distracted

This is a shot from Aug. 4, 2016–a frame not published by me before–of a female Belted Kingfisher.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on September 28, 2018

The hunter and the hunted

A Great Egret with catch from a series of shots taken Nov. 20, 2015. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f4.5, ISO 160, 500mm, 9:58 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Shorebirds on September 3, 2018

Got the lake all to myself

Killdeer at Mud Lake.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR, Aug. 31, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 400, 500mm, 5:44 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Woodpeckers on August 22, 2018

See the frog in this photo?

This is probably the most surprising image I have taken in my almost 11-year run as a bird photographer.  Dec. 23, 2009, at the Ridgefield NWR, I remember it clearly.  I had only been shooting birds for a year or so and was excited to see this Downy Woodpecker just outside my t ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on August 11, 2018

An August 11 Bird

Taken exactly 3 years ago today, Aug. 11, 2015, at the Ridgefield NWR.  The female Common Yellowthroat, for me, has been typically harder to find and shoot than the males. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1000, f4.5, ISO 320, 500mm, 7:48 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on August 4, 2018

Feeding Time

Barn Swallow feeding time at the Ridgefield NWR, July 2015. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4.5, ISO 500, 500mm Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery on July 27, 2018

Rodent and Harrier

A never before posted picture I took in July 2015, at the Ridgefield NWR.  A Northern Harrier heads for a spot where she can eat her latest catch. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 500, 700mm Continue Reading