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Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 15, 2018

American Goldfinch

An American Goldfinch hanging out at the Ridgefield NWR, May 2, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1000, 500mm, 3:13 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on May 8, 2018

Sushi for Lunch

Ridgefield NWR, May 2, 2018, a Great Blue Heron secures an afternoon snack. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f5, ISO 400, 500mm, 4:21 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on May 5, 2018

Blackbird

Springtime shot of a Red-winged Blackbird on cattail.  Ridgefield NWR, May 2, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 3:50 p.m. Continue Reading

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

Yellowthroat in May

I try to get a shot of the Common Yellowthroat in April of each year when they arrive but it didn’t happen for me this year.  I was fortunate to capture this image on May 2, 2018, at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f5, ISO 500, 500mm, 4:57 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery on May 2, 2018

Sparrow with Catch

A March 30, 2018, shot of a Song Sparrow that had just caught a snack. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 1:49 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 22, 2018

Pondering the next meal

A January 22, 2018, image of a Red-shouldered Hawk perched at the Ridgefield NWR, Washington State. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 2:17 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 17, 2018

Immature Northern Harrier

A March 5, 2018, shot of an immature Northern Harrier after consuming its prey.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm, 3:31 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Rails and Coots on April 13, 2018

Crazy Coot

I spotted this American Coot in what at first looked like a tussle with another coot.  After a few seconds I realized it was just a single bird rolling around in the water, most of the time with its neck stretched all the way on its back.  It was in this position at the same ti ... Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on April 10, 2018

Ring-necked Duck on a Monday

Here’s an April 9, 2018, shot of a Ring-necked Duck at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1000, 500mm, 8:36 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on April 7, 2018

“A bird’s gotta eat too”

Almost lost this Blue Heron behind the grass but it was kind enough to show me what it had caught.  Ridgefield NWR, March 30, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 2:53 p.m. Continue Reading