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Posted in Bird Gallery, Oddities, Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on October 4, 2011

Long Lower Lip

Here’s a Western Scrub Jay perched on a post at the Ridgefield NWR on Sep. 28, 2011.  Notice the bird’s elongated lower mandible (bill).  He appears to otherwise, be very healthy and seems to have figured out a way to survive with this interesting problem. Taken with my Can ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on February 5, 2011

Western Meadowlark

I finally caught a Meadowlark on a perch instead of on the ground.  This one was basking in the morning light around post #12 at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Feb. 1, 2011.  Taken with a Canon 7D, f6.3, 1/1000, ISO800, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

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

Western Meadowlark

I shot this meadowlark at the Ridgefield NWR in Feb. 2009.  I used the Canon 40D, 1/1000, f7.1, ISO400, 400mm, Canon 100-400L lens. Continue Reading

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

Scrub Jay at Steigerwald Lake

I was in my truck parked at the Steigerwald Lake NWR parking lot, about ready to call it a day, when this Western Scrub Jay landed on a post just outside my window.  Taken July 2010 with a Canon 40D, 1/1600, f6.3, 400mm, ISO400, Canon 100-400L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on October 22, 2010

Over the Shoulder

A third pose of this Western Scrub Jay with an over-the-shoulder look.  Taken with the Canon 7D, 1/1600, f5.6, 400mm, ISO400. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on October 21, 2010

Balancing Act

Another shot from the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on my Oct. 18, 2010 shoot.  When approching the Kiwa Trail parking area (post #8), I noticed this Scrub Jay on the ground.  It was a little startled and flew up onto a nearby post.  I pulled up as close as I thought I c ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on October 19, 2010

Western Scrub Jay on Post

A beautiful day at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge when I came across this pretty Scrub Jay near the Kiwa Trail entrance.  Taken Oct. 18, 2010, with the Canon EOS7D, 1/2500, f5.6, 400mm, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens.  One of 3 poses of this beauty. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on October 10, 2010

Western Kingbird

In June 2010, I used one of my 2 authorized days in the normally restricted part of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. In 2008, I had entered a photo in the Ridgefield photo contest and it was recognized.  My ‘prize’ was 2 days behind the gates.  A Kingbird pa ... Continue Reading