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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 30, 2017

Hoping for Lunch

I spent the whole day at the Ridgefield NWR, Jan. 30, 2017, and a good hour was spent with this semi-rare raptor, the Rough-legged Hawk.  She tended to stay far away from me as she hunted the fields.  Once she was bullied by a Northern Harrier and the hawk flew off because of i ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 25, 2015

Rough-legged Raptor

At first it started out as a skirmish in the air between two Northern Harriers.  Soon, a Red-tailed Hawk showed up to join the fun.  And lastly, this Rough-legged Hawk was in the mix.  All the birds were circling and checking out something on the ground.  Although the action ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 22, 2014

Rough-legged Beauty

I’m hoping you can look past the heavy crop on this one, and enjoy the pose provided by this Rough-legged Hawk.  The bird didn’t stay perched for more than about 5 seconds so I’m glad I didn’t stop shooting to put on my 1.4x, although the image quality wo ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on February 19, 2014

Dec. 26, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 12 Im ...

Here’s a batch of shots from my Dec. 26, 2013, excursion to the Ridgefield NWR. Starting off with a Double-crested Cormorant taking a look at me.     5D Mark III, 1/400, f4, ISO 2500, 500mm.   (8:33 a.m.)     I came across a small group of River Otters in the ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 20, 2014

Ridgefield Rough-legged Hawk in Flight

I’ve spotted this Rough-legged Hawk on fence posts hundreds of feet away from the road at Ridgefield NWR over the past few weeks.  But I was in the right place at the right time when he flew to a tree not far from my truck.  I believe my last decent shot of one of these h ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on September 15, 2012

Rough-legged Hawk

The winter of 2007 – 2008 was RLH-lovers heaven at the Ridgefield NWR. It was a common occurrence to drive up to a refuge sign with a Rough-legged Hawk perched on it — and the hawk would not fly. This happened several times for me during this time period–but nev ... Continue Reading