July 2016
Animalblog by Terry Costales

A mid summer collection of animal portraits by photographer Terry Costales
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American Kestrel On The Wing
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American Kestrel external link external link
Howard Buford Recreational Area external link
Eugene, Oregon
(Date Photographed: 11:24:55 Sunday 31 July 2016)
(Date Published: Sunday 31 July 2016)
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Went on the monthly bird walk at Mount Pisgah and got this shot of an American Kestrel on the wing. There were four of these marvelous small falcons on and above a dead tree in the park just outside of the arboretum.


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House Finch Perched
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House Finch external link external link
From the Centennial Trail external link
Spokane, Washington
(Date Photographed: 11:06:11 Wednesday 13 June 2016)
(Date Published: Saturday 30 July 2016)
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Here is the same House Finch that I posted yesterday internal link. They are a common sight but lovely birds all the same.


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House Finch Took Off
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House Finch external link external link
From the Centennial Trail external link
Spokane, Washington
(Date Photographed: 11:06:02 Wednesday 13 June 2016)
(Date Published: Friday 29 July 2016)
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A House Finch photographed mid take-off.


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California Quail Atop Tree
(4 of 13) (16431 views)

California Quail external link external link
AKA California valley quail or valley quail
From the Centennial Trail external link
Spokane, Washington
(Date Photographed: 08:22:41 Monday 18 June 2016)
(Date Published: Thursday 28 July 2016)
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California Quail perched atop a low tree in Spokane, Washington. I love the sound of quail in the morning.


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California Quail
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California Quail external link external link
AKA California valley quail or valley quail
From the Centennial Trail external link
Spokane, Washington
(Date Photographed: 09:07:26 Friday 15 June 2016)
(Date Published: Wednesday 27 July 2016)
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A California Quail posed nicely for me on the Centennial Trail in Spokane, Washington.


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Male Osprey Perched
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Male Osprey external link external link Perched
From the Centennial Trail external link
Spokane, Washington
(Date Photographed: 09:34:05 Friday 15 June 2016)
(Date Published: Sunday 24 July 2016)
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The male Osprey perched a few feet from his nest on a beautiful Spokane morning.


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Male Osprey Waiting
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Male Osprey external link external link Waiting
From the Centennial Trail external link
Spokane, Washington
(Date Photographed: 11:21:38 Tuesday 14 June 2016)
(Date Published: Saturday 23 July 2016)
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A male osprey greeted his mate who flew near the nest. Next to him in the nest was their fledgeling.


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Female Osprey
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From the Centennial Trail external link
Spokane, Washington
(Date Photographed: 10:40:10 Wednesday 13 June 2016)
(Date Published: Friday 22 July 2016)
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A female osprey about to land at her nest. The male (off camera) was at the nest with at least one chick waiting for her.


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Flame Skimmer Dragonfly
(9 of 13) (17810 views)

Flame Skimmer Dragonfly external link
From the Vern Adkison Bridge internal link
Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link
34901 Frank Parrish Rd.
Eugene, Oregon
(Date Photographed: 11:50:56 3 July, 2016)
(Date Published: Thursday 21 July, 2016)
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A Flame Skimmer dragonfly perched on a rusty cable before flying off in pursuit of prey.


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Chestnut-colored Woodpecker
(10 of 13) (17131 views)

Chestnut-colored Woodpecker external link external link
Amazon River
Peru
(Date Photographed: 17:35:26 Wednesday 8 April 2009)
(Date Published: Tuesday 19 July, 2016)
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My posting of Wednesday 8 April, 2009 internal link was incorrect. The bird was not a Ringed Woodpecker but a Chestnut-colored Woodpecker. My apologies to anyone who cares.


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Female Wood Duck
(11 of 13) (17264 views)

Female Wood Duck or Carolina Duck external link
Delta Ponds external link
Eugene, Oregon
(Date Photographed: 08:45:53 Thursday 7 July, 2016)
(Date Published: Sunday 17 July, 2016)
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A female Wood Duck swimming amid the lily pads of the Delta Ponds in Eugene, Oregon.


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Flame Skimmer Dragonfly
(12 of 13) (18039 views)

Flame Skimmer Dragonfly external link
From the Vern Adkison Bridge internal link
Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link
34901 Frank Parrish Rd.
Eugene, Oregon
(Date Photographed: 11:47:50 3 July, 2016)
(Date Published: Friday 15 July, 2016)
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This photo of a Flame Skimmer Dragonfly was taken from the Adkison Bridge in the Mt. Pisgah Arboretum.


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American Bullfrog
(13 of 13) (16977 views)

An American Bullfrog external link
Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link
34901 Frank Parrish Rd.
Eugene, Oregon
(Date Photographed: 11:42:14 3 July, 2016)
(Date Published: Thursday 14 July, 2016)
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This photo of an American Bullfrog was taken from the Adkison Bridge in the Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. This is an invasive species that's here to stay.


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