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

The Call of the Wild

A Yellow-headed Blackbird calls out from a cattail at the Ridgefield NWR, May 21, 2018. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/4000, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 3:11 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on June 17, 2017

Springtime Low Flyer

I spotted several Yellow-headed Blackbirds June 14, 2017, at the Ridgefield NWR.  Male, female, and juveniles were much more comfortable around the gravel road, often times landing on the road to forage.  Just a few weeks ago I was lucky to see them perched within 150 feet of t ... Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on April 28, 2014

Yellow has returned to the refuge

I visited the Ridgefield NWR on April 24 and noticed that the Yellow-headed Blackbirds have returned to the marshes.  There doesn’t seem to be very many visible from the auto tour road, though, and so far they’ve been quite skittish and keep their distance.  However ... 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 17, 2013

May 9, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 43 New ...

In my previous posting (May 1), I went out to my local refuge and shot the 1.4x II extender attached to my Canon 400mm f5.6L lens.  Today I took off the extender and used the bare 400mm f5.6L lens, which is my typical set up.  I’ll give the 1.4x III a try next time. It wa ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on July 10, 2012

May 25, 2012 – Fri. – Ridgefield NWR (16 ...

Hi all!  Today’s post will feature some of my shots taken on May 25.  It’s a special day for me as this is the first time I’ve taken my new Canon 7D out for an actual wildlife shoot.  You may recall that this camera was a prize for taking first place in the A ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on June 21, 2012

May 2, 2012 – Wed. – Ridgefield NWR (19 ne ...

It’s May and visitors are now allowed to exit their vehicles at the refuge but still must stay on or near the road in most cases. I had heard that the Great Horned Owlets have fledged and was anxious to see if I could spot them.  It’s nice to know that we can now ste ... 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 May 30, 2012

Grand Prize Canon 7D – First Shots – B ...

I recently received my new Canon 7D camera from Adoramapix.com as grand prize for being chosen winner in their, “Your Best Shot of 2011 Photo Contest.”  I haven’t met a photographer yet who doesn’t like getting new equipment and this was no exception for ... Continue Reading