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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 23, 2018

Aerial Finesse

This March 12, 2018, shot of a Northern Harrier shows its expert maneuverability in the air.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 1:41 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 20, 2018

On the Move

This is a February 16, 2018, image of a Red-tailed Hawk as it takes off from the ground at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm, 4:52 p.m. Continue Reading

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

First Flap at Take Off

An immature Northern Harrier executes its first wing flap for lift off at the Ridgefield NWR, March 5, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm, 3:31 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Non-Bird Gallery on March 15, 2018

Rough and Tumble Coyote

On my visit to the Ridgefield NWR, March 12, 2018, I came across this coyote about 80-100 feet away.  It didn’t bolt right away but gave me a few seconds to get some shots.  As I looked closer at the shots I noticed this coyote had been in some sort of scuffle, unfortunat ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on March 12, 2018

Jeepers, A Creeper!

It was a mostly sunny day today (March 12, 2018) at the Ridgefield NWR, but it was in the shade of the forest that I found this Brown Creeper working a tree stump just off the road. It’s a completely different challenge shooting these little guys compared to larger birds th ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 11, 2018

Curiosity

A lovely mature Bald Eagle in a tree at the Ridgefield NWR, Feb. 23, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 3:01 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery on March 10, 2018

Low Flying Eagle

Please check out the LARGEVIEW of this Bald Eagle in flight, taken at the Ridgefield NWR, Feb. 23, 2018.  This is a different frame from the close up shot I posted on Feb. 24th. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 12:12 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 8, 2018

Beauty in Flight

A wonderfully colored Northern Harrier flies by while I was at the Ridgefield NWR, March 5, 2018.  This bird had successfully captured and consumed its prey just a few moments earlier. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm, 3:31 p.m. LARGEVIEW! Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery on March 7, 2018

Immature Red-tailed Hawk

A March 5, 2018, shot of an immature Red-tail at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1000, 500mm, 3:14 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 6, 2018

After Dinner Hop

A Northern Harrier finishes its meal and hops to a nearby branch to clean its beak and talons.  Ridgefield NWR, March 5, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm, 3:31 p.m. Continue Reading