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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 19, 2017

Hawk’s Return

An October 16, 2017, shot of a Red-tailed Hawk in flight at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5d Mark III, 1/2000, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 12:49 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on October 17, 2017

Bird in the Woods

Oct. 16, 2017, driving through the woods on the Ridgefield NWR auto tour, when I spotted a small bird fly into a small bush just off the road.  I backed up to see if it was still there–it was.  I had a very small opening in the bush to shoot through but I was able to get ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 8, 2017

The Lookout

A September 29, 2017, shot of a Turkey Vulture at the top of a tree. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 5:11 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on October 6, 2017

Sandhill Crane youngster

This immature Sandhill Crane was with its two parents only about 120 feet off the road.  The youngster was standing but the two mature birds seemed to be laying down in the long grass taking a rest.  They all flew away after about 10 minutes. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4.5, ISO ... Continue Reading

Posted in Crows, Ravens on October 1, 2017

Raven on Post

This is one of two Ravens I spotted at the Ridgefield NWR, Sep. 29, 2017. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 2:29 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery on September 30, 2017

Harrier

A September 29, 2017, shot of a male Northern Harrier in flight just as the sun was setting.  This was my last shot of the day, hand-held and from a distance, so IQ is not the best.  But I’m lucky to see a male a couple times a year so I was excited to get this fellow. Ca ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on September 27, 2017

“Itchin’ Feels Good!”

An image from August of 2016, this Green Heron has the oddest expression while itching.  Taken at Ridgefield NWR. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 11:20 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on September 18, 2017

Sunset Supper

A September 1, 2017, image of an American Kestrel enjoying its catch near the sunset hour at the Ridgefield NWR.  Taken from a long distance. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 7:30 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Shorebirds on August 31, 2017

Shorebird near dusk

I’m guessing this is a Lesser Yellowlegs but I’m not sure.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR, on August 23, 2017 near dusk. LARGEVIEW! Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 7:19 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on August 26, 2017

Mama GHO

My granddaughter, Abby, and I came across our resident Mama Great Horned Owl, August 23, 2017, at the Ridgefield NWR.  We were able to photograph her for quite a while from different angles at about 60 feet away and only 15 feet off the ground. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/400, f4, ISO 1 ... Continue Reading