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Posted in Shorebirds on May 23, 2017

Snipe on a post, post

A Wilson’s Snipe calling out from a post at the Ridgefield NWR, May 19, 2017. Video of Snipe Calling Out on Post — best viewed at 1080p, full screen Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4.5, ISO 250, 500mm, 5:16 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Shorebirds on April 5, 2017

Snipe on Moss, Calling Out

While driving the Ridgefield NWR auto tour route, April 4, 2017, I spotted this Wilson’s Snipe fly across the road in front of me and land on a mossy log near water’s edge.  The bird then began loudly calling out.  This set of circumstances doesn’t happen ofte ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery on April 14, 2016

Snipe for Lunch

I didn’t realize this Northern Harrier had captured a Wilson’s Snipe until I got home and viewed the shot on the ‘big’ screen.  Taken April 13, 2016, at the Ridgfield NWR.  Their typical prey are mice and voles. LARGEVIEW! Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, I ... Continue Reading

Posted in Shorebirds on July 4, 2014

Singing in the Rain

June 26, 2014, I approached this Wilson’s Snipe in my truck, which was standing in the middle of the gravel road at the Ridgefield NWR.  It allowed me to get relatively close as it vocalized in the rain.  I pushed ISO to 3200 so I could stop down a bit to f5, which gave m ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on August 6, 2012

June 6, 2012 – Wed. – Ridgefield NWR ̵ ...

I didn’t see anything too exotic or out of the ordinary on today’s shoot but I had some nice light in the early morning hours.  It’s always good to see the young owls are doing well, too. [Be sure to click once on the thumbnails for a larger, more detailed view ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Shorebirds on June 6, 2012

Wilson’s Snipe

I was able to approach this Wilson’s Snipe as it perched on a refuge sign at the Ridgefield NWR, June 6, 2012.  I used my Canon 7D, 1/800, f5.6, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on May 23, 2012

Apr. 9, 2012 – Mon. – Ridgefield NWR (18 n ...

Today was my first bout with mosquitoes this season and they kind of snuck up on me near the end of today’s photo shoot at Ridgefield NWR (Apr. 9).  I didn’t notice them until I was driving through the wooded area of the auto tour between 6 and 7 pm.  This was one o ... Continue Reading