Jan. 21, 2014 – Ridgefield NWR – 21Images

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Here’s a set of photos from my January 21, 2014, outing at the Ridgefield NWR in Washington state.

Starting with a Northern Harrier in hunting mode (from a distance).     Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO 800, 700mm.

 For the first 5 images please click once on the image to view it without the sidebar in the way.  Return by hitting your browser back button.  (Sorry about the inconvenience!).

_X5A3335-Edit20140121RNWR  northern harrier flight

 

A Northern Flicker, possibly a juvenile.     Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO 800, 700mm.

_X5A3359-Edit20140121RNWR  northern flicker

 

I witnessed some Bald Eagle action way out in the distance which yielded some documentary photos.  Here two eagles stir up the ducks while one of the eagles has a catch of some sort in its talons.     Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 500, 700mm.

_X5A3403-Edit20140121RNWR  bald eagle flight

 

A real heavy crop on one of the eagles.  Same settings.

_X5A3408-Edit20140121RNWR  bald eagle flight

 

This shot was taken from a distance of about 600 feet, showing the size difference between a crow and an eagle.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 500, 700mm.

_X5A3465-Edit20140121RNWR  bald eagle crow

 

Another long distance shot of an eagle landing.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 500, 700mm.

_X5A3525-Edit20140121RNWR  bald eagle flight

 

A Northern Shoveler.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 640, 700mm.

_X5A3687-Edit20140121RNWR  northern shoveler

 

Another Northern Harrier in flight.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 500, 700mm.

_X5A3690-Edit20140121RNWR  northern harrier flight

 

All the following swan pictures are of the same bird, which was oddly by itself in a waterway only about 35 feet off the road.  It was acting somewhat distressed although I could not detect any obvious reasons for this.  It’s a Trumpeter Swan, the first I have ever seen at Ridgefield.  I’m not glad I got these pictures because it might have been ill, but it was nice to see this bird close up.  Refuge personnel were contacted about the bird and I didn’t receive any information about its fate.  The rufous-stained neck and head comes from the bird foraging in iron-rich waters.

Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 250, 700mm.

_X5A3718-Edit20140121RNWR   trumpeter swan

 

Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 250, 700mm.

_X5A3762-Edit20140121RNWR  trumpeter swan

 

Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 250, 700mm.

_X5A3797-Edit20140121RNWR  trumpeter swan

 

An American Kestrel, not as sharp as I would have liked — photographer error.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 640, 700mm.

_X5A3825-Edit20140121RNWR  american kestrel

 

A Red-tailed Hawk checking around for its next meal.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO 1600, 700mm.

_X5A3890-Edit20140121RNWR   red-tailed hawk

 

Trumpeter Swan –   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f9, ISO 1250, 700mm.

_X5A3909-Edit-Edit-Edit20140121RNWR  trumpeter swan

 

 

 

Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f9, ISO 1250, 700mm.

_X5A3942-Edit20140121RNWR  trumpeter swan

 

Bufflehead.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f9, ISO 1250, 700mm.

_X5A3977-Edit20140121RNWR   bufflehead

 

 

_X5A4007-Edit20140121RNWR  Bufflehead

 

From far away, a dark morph Red-tailed Hawk on a fence post.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO 1600, 700mm.

_X5A4041-Edit20140121RNWR  red-tailed hawk dark morph

 

A failed attempt at a Pintail looking right at me.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO 2500, 700mm.

_X5A4069-Edit20140121RNWR  pintail

 

Flying Northern Harrier.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1000, f5.6, ISO 2000, 500mm.

_X5A4106-Edit20140121RNWR  northern harrier flight

 

Proud Great Egret hoping for a vole.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1000, f5.6, ISO 1000, 500mm.

_X5A4122-Edit-Edit20140121RNWR  great egret

 

That’s about it for this winter day on the refuge.  Take care and we’ll see you next time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in

Here’s a set of photos from my January 21, 2014, outing at the Ridgefield NWR in Washington state.

Starting with a Northern Harrier in hunting mode (from a distance).     Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO 800, 700mm.

 For the first 5 images please click once on the image to view it without the sidebar in the way.  Return by hitting your browser back button.  (Sorry about the inconvenience!).

_X5A3335-Edit20140121RNWR  northern harrier flight

 

A Northern Flicker, possibly a juvenile.     Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO 800, 700mm.

_X5A3359-Edit20140121RNWR  northern flicker

 

I witnessed some Bald Eagle action way out in the distance which yielded some documentary photos.  Here two eagles stir up the ducks while one of the eagles has a catch of some sort in its talons.     Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 500, 700mm.

_X5A3403-Edit20140121RNWR  bald eagle flight

 

A real heavy crop on one of the eagles.  Same settings.

_X5A3408-Edit20140121RNWR  bald eagle flight

 

This shot was taken from a distance of about 600 feet, showing the size difference between a crow and an eagle.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 500, 700mm.

_X5A3465-Edit20140121RNWR  bald eagle crow

 

Another long distance shot of an eagle landing.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 500, 700mm.

_X5A3525-Edit20140121RNWR  bald eagle flight

 

A Northern Shoveler.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 640, 700mm.

_X5A3687-Edit20140121RNWR  northern shoveler

 

Another Northern Harrier in flight.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 500, 700mm.

_X5A3690-Edit20140121RNWR  northern harrier flight

 

All the following swan pictures are of the same bird, which was oddly by itself in a waterway only about 35 feet off the road.  It was acting somewhat distressed although I could not detect any obvious reasons for this.  It’s a Trumpeter Swan, the first I have ever seen at Ridgefield.  I’m not glad I got these pictures because it might have been ill, but it was nice to see this bird close up.  Refuge personnel were contacted about the bird and I didn’t receive any information about its fate.  The rufous-stained neck and head comes from the bird foraging in iron-rich waters.

Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 250, 700mm.

_X5A3718-Edit20140121RNWR   trumpeter swan

 

Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 250, 700mm.

_X5A3762-Edit20140121RNWR  trumpeter swan

 

Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 250, 700mm.

_X5A3797-Edit20140121RNWR  trumpeter swan

 

An American Kestrel, not as sharp as I would have liked — photographer error.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 640, 700mm.

_X5A3825-Edit20140121RNWR  american kestrel

 

A Red-tailed Hawk checking around for its next meal.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO 1600, 700mm.

_X5A3890-Edit20140121RNWR   red-tailed hawk

 

Trumpeter Swan –   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f9, ISO 1250, 700mm.

_X5A3909-Edit-Edit-Edit20140121RNWR  trumpeter swan

 

 

 

Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f9, ISO 1250, 700mm.

_X5A3942-Edit20140121RNWR  trumpeter swan

 

Bufflehead.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f9, ISO 1250, 700mm.

_X5A3977-Edit20140121RNWR   bufflehead

 

 

_X5A4007-Edit20140121RNWR  Bufflehead

 

From far away, a dark morph Red-tailed Hawk on a fence post.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO 1600, 700mm.

_X5A4041-Edit20140121RNWR  red-tailed hawk dark morph

 

A failed attempt at a Pintail looking right at me.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO 2500, 700mm.

_X5A4069-Edit20140121RNWR  pintail

 

Flying Northern Harrier.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1000, f5.6, ISO 2000, 500mm.

_X5A4106-Edit20140121RNWR  northern harrier flight

 

Proud Great Egret hoping for a vole.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1000, f5.6, ISO 1000, 500mm.

_X5A4122-Edit-Edit20140121RNWR  great egret

 

That’s about it for this winter day on the refuge.  Take care and we’ll see you next time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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