Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Posts Tagged ‘wildlife’

Posted in Videos on June 5, 2011

Olive-sided Flycatcher Video

Footage of an Olive-sided Flycatcher, taken on May 26, 2011, at Mt. Tabor Park in Portland, OR.  Check out the still photos of this bird, too, on my blog posting for May 26, and also in the gallery under BIRD PHOTOS.  Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Shorebirds on May 25, 2011

Killdeer

This Killdeer was showing off for his lady friend at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on May 17, 2011. Check out a video of him in the Videos section of this site. Taken with a Canon 7D, 1/500, f6.3, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 16, 2011

Handsome Warbler

The Common Yellowthroat is a small, quick, bird that does not usually stay still for long. This is the male with its striking colors and distinctive black mask. This shot was taken May 4, 2011, at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, with a Canon 7D, 1/1000, f5.6, ISO400, C ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 16, 2011

Female Common Yellowthroat

This is the female version of the “masked bandit” that is so prevalent at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in SW Washington state. I took this photo on May 4, 2011 with a Canon 7D, 1/1000, f5.6, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 16, 2011

Marsh Wren in vocal style

Here, a Marsh Wren was singing its heart out for me at the Ridgfield National Wildlife Refuge on May 4, 2011. This photo was shot 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 May 16, 2011

Yellow-rumped Warbler

This handsome warbler gave me a second or two to take its picture at the Ridgfield National Wildlife Refuge on May 4, 2011. Taken with a Canon 7D, 1/640, f5.6, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. I also used a minimal flash fill on this shot. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 8, 2011

Bushtit

This is the Interior version of the male Bushtit as opposed to the Pacific Slope version.  The females of this bird are the boasters of color with a bright yellow eye.  These birds are very small and very fast.  I photographed this bird in the Salish Pond area in Fairview, Ore ... Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on May 8, 2011

Videos: Wilson’s Snipe & Yellow-headed ...

Here are a couple of videos showing the calls of two birds, the Wilson’s Snipe and the Yellow-headed Blackbird.  Pay attention to the feet of the blackbird.  The interesting feather action, and the call of the blackbird is heard toward the end of the video. These were ... Continue Reading

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

Red-winged Blackbird on Green

An almost full-frame shot of this blackbird at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Apr. 29, 2011.  Canon 7D, 1/640, f5.6, ISO800, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens, with flash fill. Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 5, 2011

Burglar on Cattail

The Common Yellowthroat has some of the most striking markings.  I photographed this male on Apr. 19, 2011, at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge using a Canon 7D, 1/400, f5.6, ISO640, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens, with fill flash. Continue Reading