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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 Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on January 31, 2017

Duet

A pair of Sandhill Cranes communicating with other cranes flying overhead at the Ridgefield NWR, Jan. 30, 2017. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 3200, 500mm, 8:45 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on May 26, 2016

Crane

This is another archived shot from Dec. 19, 2015, taken at the Ridgefield NWR.  Sandhill Cranes are an awesome sight to see. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO 2000, 700mm, 3:01 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on May 7, 2016

Lonesome Crane

One of the first viable shot opportunities for me May 6, 2016, at the Ridgefield NWR was this immature Sandhill Crane.  Not only did the bird’s coloring tell me it was immature but the fact that it was only 120 feet off the road and and moving closer to the road (towards m ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on April 22, 2016

Check out my wings!

Jan. 15, 2016, was a showery winter day at the Ridgefield NWR.  That morning I came upon a nice group of Sandhill Cranes slightly closer than usual.  Although great lighting wasn’t on my side, I put on my 2x converter and dialed in a higher ISO setting than I would normal ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on January 19, 2016

Splendor in the Rain (plus links to a ‘varie ...

Jan. 15, 2016, at the Ridgefield NWR, I came upon over 100 Sandhill Cranes foraging (at marker #12) in the field at a distance of about 200-250 feet.  It was raining lightly and another crane appeared in the sky, preparing to join the flock on the ground.  I had my 2x tele-conv ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on November 18, 2015

Flying Crane

One of a pair of Sandhill Cranes flies over my location at the Ridgefield NWR, Nov. 9, 2015. VIEW LARGE! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2500, 500mm, 4:16 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on October 28, 2015

“Incoming!”

Back on Oct. 24 I posted a shot of two Sandhill Cranes approaching for landing, which I titled, ‘Dad and Mom Approach.’  There were a couple of other birds (not shown in that photo) in the group of cranes that was landing.  This youngster was one of those.  Sandhil ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on October 24, 2015

Dad and Mom Approach

Oct. 23, 2015, at the Ridgefield NWR.  I was listening to, and watching, some Sandhill Cranes out in (dry) Rest Lake when a group of birds came flying in to join those on the ground.  This is a male and female coming in to land.  Right next to these two was a youngster, which ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on October 4, 2015

“Wings out, toes crossed, eye on the camera! ...

A September 30, 2015, flyover of a Sandhill Crane, at the Ridgefield NWR.  It’s interesting how they cross their toes in flight and this guy had his eye on me as he passed overhead.  It’s really good to see them back at the refuge! View LARGE! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1 ... Continue Reading