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Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on January 22, 2014

Bittersweet Encounter: Trumpeter Swan

This is my first picture of a Trumpeter Swan, taken Jan. 21, 2014, at the Ridgefield NWR.  The bird was alone in the water, hundreds if not thousands of feet away from huge flocks of other swans in Rest Lake.  Two other cars had already stopped and were taking photos.  I did t ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on February 6, 2012

Jan. 11, 2012 – Wed. – Ridgefield NWR (23 ...

I have to admit that I’ve been so busy working on my Digital Bird Photography articles that I’ve gotten way behind in my blog postings.  In fact, I don’t remember what the weather was like on January 11 at the refuge!  (I need to take better notes!)  But, by the look ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on December 17, 2011

Dec. 9, 2011- Fri. – Ridgefield NWR (11 photos)

A super day, weather-wise, greeted me at the Ridgefield NWR this morning as I arrived around sun up (about 8 a.m.).  Surprisingly, there was little fog and more blue sky than I’ve seen at the refuge in a long time. I had received an email and a call yesterday (Dec. 8 ) fro ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on December 8, 2011

Nov. 25, 2011- Fri. – Ridgefield NWR – Par ...

Welcome to the 2nd part of my Nov. 25th wildlife photography shooting.  These next 4 photos are of Tundra Swans at Rest Lake on the Ridgefield NWR.  These swans are annual visitors and there are hundreds if not thousands of them out on the lake preening, feeding and resting. Th ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on November 20, 2011

Nov. 7, 2011- Mon. – Ridgefield NWR (35 images, ...

I arrived at the refuge too early for pictures as it was still dark.  I started out around the auto tour anyway and saw and heard wildlife but there was little point in photographing it….until I got to post 8 at the Kiwa Trail parking area. There I was greeted by 3 coyotes w ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on February 7, 2011

Swan in Morning Light

A Tundra Swan calmly searching the water for food at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.  Taken Feb. 1, 2011 with a Canon 7D, f6.3, 1/2500, ISO800, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on December 14, 2010

Swans in Flight

When visiting the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in Nov. 2010, I came across these swans taking flight over Rest Lake.  It appears that these could be Trumpeter Swans and the two outside birds are juveniles.  Taken with a Canon 7D, 1/3200, f5.6, ISO1600, Canon 400mm f5.6L ... Continue Reading