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Posted in Bird Gallery on August 17, 2020

Short-eared Owl at Dusk

Here’s another image from my Jan. 15, 2016, visit to the Ridgefield NWR.  This Short-eared Owl paid the refuge a visit near dusk.  I like that the bird is at camera level as I shot from my vehicle.  It’s really a treat to see these owls at Ridgefield, and this bird ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 25, 2016

Watch where you’re going!

Here’s another image of the Short-eared Owl I spotted on Jan. 15, 2016, at the Ridgefield NWR.  Since then, there have been more spottings of multiple birds even in the mid-morning hours, which gives all visitors a reason to believe we’ll see more of these awesome ra ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 17, 2016

Floppy-winged Raptor

On January 15, 2015, I spotted a Short-eared Owl at the Ridgefield NWR.  The owl landed on the ground for a few seconds at first, then took off and flew around for a couple of minutes.  I watched it carefully as I did not want to lose sight of the bird.  It then landed a secon ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 15, 2016

Bird with a watch and a GPS

Last week, a photog friend of mine, Carolyn, gave me info about where and when she photographed a Short-eared Owl at the Ridgefield NWR on Jan. 7.  I had left the refuge that day, a half hour before the 4:15 p.m. time that she said she spotted the owl.  So I went to the refuge ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on January 16, 2013

Jan. 4, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 17 Photos ...

Happy New Year to all!  Welcome to my first photo shoot of 2013–Jan. 4.   I was hoping for some clearing today but all I got was overcast skies with no sign of the sun peeking through.  Temperatures ranged from the low 30’s (F) to the low 40’s.  Many of toda ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 5, 2013

Short-eared Owl on Marker 12

I was shooting at the refuge on Jan. 4, 2013, waiting for a Red-tailed Hawk to fly from its perch when this Short-eared Owl landed on a speed limit sign about 200 feet in front of me.  Another car drove by the owl and caused it to fly to this marker which was about a hundred fee ... Continue Reading