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Posts Tagged ‘western scrub jay’

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on March 31, 2018

Bug at Five O’Clock!

Ridgefield NWR, March 30, 2018, a Western Scrub Jay darts to the 5:00 position apparently honing in on something interesting. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 2:30 p.m. Continue Reading

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

Another deformed bill

At the Ridgefield NWR, Nov. 9, 2015, I ended a loop of the auto tour at the main parking area and spotted this Western Scrub Jay on a sign.  I took some frames since the bird was cooperative. When I got home and viewed the shots on a monitor, I noticed the bird has a deformed lo ... Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on May 23, 2015

Protein Diet

May 22, 2015, at the Ridgefield NWR.  Here I observed this Western Scrub Jay repeatedly hopping off this sign to the ground to catch various insects for afternoon snacks, then flying back to the sign to enjoy its catch.  Here the bird has captured some kind of spider and is tak ... Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on July 30, 2014

A face only his mother could love

Saw a couple of juvenile Western Scrub Jay fledglings in a tree at the Ridgefield NWR, July 28, 2014.  One of them landed on an unobstructed branch where I took this shot of the bird.  I don’t like that I had to aim up at the bird but that was my only shot.  You can see ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on May 19, 2014

May 7, 2014 – Ridgefield NWR and Port of Rid ...

Today, May 7, I had a great time shooting an Osprey nest at the Port of Ridgefield on the Lake River.   I visited here for the first time a few days before this shoot in the afternoon and the sun was not where I wanted it to be.  So I came back on May 7 at sun up when the sun w ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on November 25, 2013

Nov. 4, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 39 ima ...

Today’s shots are from Nov. 4th, 2013, when the weather was gray, cloudy, and showery.  I’m using a mixture of focal lengths today–some 500mm, 700mm, and 1000mm.  At the end of the day, it got dark very early due to the thick cloud cover and I tried some high ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on July 31, 2013

May 20, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 21 Ne ...

Well, it’s been almost 2 months since my last blog post describing my shooting day!  After an update to WordPress back in May, I was unable to upload images to my website.  I contacted both my host and WordPress –neither had the answer.  I even looked into getting ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on May 3, 2013

May 1, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 22 Phot ...

I had been keeping an eye out for Canon’s firmware update to the 5D Mark III and it finally appeared on April 30.  One of the features of the update allows auto focus with the center focus point when a lens and extender with a maximum aperture of f8 is attached.  Prior to ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on June 8, 2012

Apr. 23, 2012 – Mon. – Ridgefield NWR (24 ...

Hi!  Returning now for a look at some shots I took on Apr. 23 at the Ridgefield NWR.  The weather was nice and sunny for most of the day. For the benefit of readers who are new to my blog, the Ridgefield refuge is in southwest Wahsington state, USA, and boasts a 4-mile auto tou ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on October 31, 2011

Oct. 17, 2011- Mon. – Ridgefield NWR: Part 1 (10 ...

Hi all!  Today I spent from about 7:45 a.m. until after 9 p.m. at Ridgefield.  I was at the actual refuge shooting photos from sun up until about 6:30 p.m., by far the longest day I’ve ever spent there.  From 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. I attended my first Ridgefield Camera Cl ... Continue Reading