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Posts Tagged ‘teasel’

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 11, 2016

Nestled in Teasel

During my March 3rd trip to the Ridgefield NWR, I came upon this immature Red-tailed Hawk in a patch of Teasel.  The bird was no more than 15 feet away from my lens as I shot from my vehicle. This image is full frame. VIEWLARGE! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 8:3 ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on November 24, 2015

Teasel Twister

Lots of Pine Siskins invading the teasel at the Ridgefield NWR, Nov. 20, 2015.  This one twisted its head around a couple of times, taking a break from foraging for seeds, and appeared to be checking me out.  Very pretty birds! VIEW LARGE! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 640 ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 15, 2015

Autumn Kestrel on Teasel

This is the same female American Kestrel I posted an image of in which she was perched on a cattail (11/9/15).  As mentioned in the commentary on that shot, I followed the bird about a half mile (slowly in my truck) as it flew from natural perch to natural perch.  Not letting m ... Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on September 13, 2015

Goldfinch in Teasel Forest

An American Goldfinch hunts for seed in the teasel at the Ridgefield NWR, Sep. 8, 2015.  In the interest of full disclosure, the teasel the bird is perched on had an out of focus stem running in front of the teasel top in the original RAW photo.  I replaced that teasel top with ... Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on April 11, 2015

RWBB on Teasel

The Ridgefield NWR is now abuzz with the various sounds made by lots of Red-winged Blackbird.  Overall wildlife activity for photography was a little quiet April 9, 2015, at the refuge so I ended up taking a shot of this handsome Red-winged Blackbird.  Best viewed large. VIEW L ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on December 26, 2010

Red-winged Blackbird

This beautiful female Red-winged Blackbird posed nicely at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in Apr. 2009.  Canon 40D, 1/250, f7.1, ISO400, 400mm, Canon 100-400mmL Lens, flash fill. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on October 15, 2010

Goldfinch on Teasel

Early morning, Sep. 28, 2010, at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge found me waiting in my vehicle for one of several American Goldfinches to land on a teasel within camera view.  It’s almost like they know where to land to make sure you haven’t got a clear sho ... Continue Reading