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Posts Tagged ‘wildlife’

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on September 29, 2012

Red-shouldered Hawk

It’s been a while since I’ve had a decent look at a Red-shouldered Hawk so I was pleased to see this one Sep. 28, 2012, at Ridgefield NWR.  I estimate the bird was about 70 feet away and it was quite early with some cloud cover, making light scarce.  I used some fil ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on June 10, 2012

Tree Topper

From the backyard of my niece’s house in Oregon City, Oregon, I captured this White-crowned Sparrow atop a pine tree, June  20, 2010.  I used a Canon 40D, 1/250, f7.1, ISO400, 400mm, Canon EF 100-400 L lens, with fill flash. Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on December 30, 2011

Raccoon vs. Coyote: Ridgefield NWR, Dec. 16, 2011

My Dec. 16, 2011, trip to the Ridgefield NWR brought some great action in the Ash tree forest.  I approached another car already parked on the right side of the road and stopped about 50 feet behind them.  I observed that they were watching a confrontation in the making between ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on November 25, 2011

Nov. 15, 2011- Tue. – Ridgefield NWR (22 photos ...

I love the increase in wildlife activity during the fall and winter months at Ridgefield NWR but trying to find a day when it’s not overcast with a thick layer of clouds all day is really tough.  Today was no exception.  The good thing was it didn’t rain until I lef ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on November 1, 2011

Great Blue Heron on Grass

A Blue Heron on a ridge of grass near the beginning of Ridgefield NWR’s 4-mile auto tour route.  Photographed with a Canon 7D, 1/1250. f5.6, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on November 1, 2011

Golden-crowned Sparrow

A Golden-crowned Sparrow, common at Ridgefield NWR during the cooler months.  Taken Oct. 17, 2011, with my Canon 7D, 1/640, f5.6, ISO800, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens, and a slight amount of fill flash. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Kingfishers on October 25, 2011

Pro Angler

A handsome Belted Kingfisher looking for fish in the water below.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR, Oct. 17, 2011, with a Canon 7D, 1/500, f5.6, ISO800, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on August 11, 2011

Flight of the Heron

This Great Blue Heron did a fly-by while I was at the Ridgefield NWR on Aug. 10, 2011.  Taken with a Canon 7D, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on June 12, 2011

June 7, 2011 – Tue. – Ridgefield NWR ̵ ...

Back for part two of my June 7 trip to Ridgefield NWR.  I don’t think I’ll top part one, with the Lazuli Bunting, but still, I photographed some nice birds. We’ll start off with a frequent resident at the refuge, a Savannah Sparrow, which many times makes it qu ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on June 5, 2011

Mt. Tabor Park – Portland, OR, May 31 & Jun ...

Because of its close proximity to my house, I went back to Mt. Tabor Park a couple more times.  Picture this park as a heavily wooded area where sunlight peaks through in only certain places and the rest is very dark shade.  This makes well lit shots difficult and usually requ ... Continue Reading