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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 8, 2017

The Lookout

A September 29, 2017, shot of a Turkey Vulture at the top of a tree. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 5:11 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on July 27, 2017

Turkey Vulture Flight Shot

I paid a visit to the Ridgefield NWR, July 26, 2017, and spotted quite a few Turkey Vultures doing their soaring activities.  A few times they got fairly close to me.  This is the best shot from the bunch. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 4:05 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on June 24, 2016

Resting

Turkey Vulture at Ridgefield NWR, June 21, 2016. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1000, 500mm, 9:25 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on August 19, 2015

Dried Turkey Vulture Wings

When I was shooting Turkey Vultures Aug. 4, 2015, at the Ridgefield NWR, a couple of them were busy drying their wings in the summer sun.  This is an uncropped image of one of the cooperative birds. Best viewed LARGE! Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 10:55 a.m. (90- ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on August 6, 2015

“What do you say we grab a bite to eat?̶ ...

These two Turkey Vultures seem to be making conversation, Aug. 4, 2015, at the Ridgefield NWR.  One of my favorite eagle perches appears to have been taken over by vultures.  There were 3 or 4 on the perch at the time I snapped this but these two were the ones unobstructed by l ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on July 13, 2015

Vulture Portrait

About a half dozen Turkey Vultures called the Ridgefield NWR home today, July 10, 2015.  At times I observed them all perched in one tree just taking it easy.  Other times, they’d be soaring above the refuge using their acute senses to find food.  I spotted this lone bir ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 21, 2015

Clean Up Crew

I normally associate Turkey Vultures with summer so I was surprised to run into this beauty while waiting for eagles to fly close, which they never did.  Taken March 19, 2015, at the Ridgefield NWR. LARGER VIEW Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 640, 500mm, 3:39 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on August 30, 2013

Aug. 27, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 16 Ne ...

Returning now with some images from Aug. 27, 2013, taken at the Ridgefield NWR in Washington state.  The weather was somewhat cloudy but warm. I’m starting off today with a River Otter that I spotted about 50 feet from the road.  It was busy swimming around, obviously hun ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on October 30, 2012

More Summer Shots: July 19 & Aug. 1, 2012 ...

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, my intentions were to post a “marathon” session of photos to get my posting caught up to the current date.  That didn’t work out so well, so I am now thinking I will begin posting my current day’s shoot relatively ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on August 5, 2012

“This hunting for dead things is really tiri ...

A Turkey Vulture was resting not far from the road at the Ridgefield NWR, Aug. 1, 2012.  Taken with my Canon 7D, 1/1600, f5.6, ISO500, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading