August 2016, Animalblog by Terry Costales

American Robin On Fencepost
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A common Robin looking uncommonly handsome atop a fencepost at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum.


American Robin external link external link   •  Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link internal link external link   •  Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 15:11:45 Sunday 17 July 2016)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 2 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_1217
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Two Stellar's Jays
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There were four Stellar's Jays busy foraging where the forest met the beach. Alaska can be very quiet at times, but not with jays around!


Stellar's Jay external link external link   •  Sand Dollar Beach   •  Metlakatla, Alaska   •  (Date Photographed: 14:28:33 Wednesday 2 September 2015)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 30 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_1110
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California Ground Squirrel
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The Pisgah Arboretum barn is home to a few ground squirrels, but this one seemed to have loftier goals than just staying on the ground.


California Ground Squirrel external link   •  Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link internal link external link   •  Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 11:12:50 Sunday 21 August 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 29 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_1605
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Grasshopper On Dry Grass
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This grasshopper was about 5 cm (2 in) long and flew past us and landed right in the middle of the path. What great camouflage it has!


Grasshopper external link   •  Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link internal link external link   •  Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 10:29:51 Sunday 21 August 2016)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 28 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_1598
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Great Blue Heron Flew
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I finally reached the Great Blue Heron that I posted yesterday internal link in that beautiful morning light. It decided I was too close and flew.


Great Blue Heron external link external link   •  Baker Bay Park external link external link internal link   •  35635 Shoreview Dr external link   •  Dorena, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 08:06:57 Wednesday 26 August 2015)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 27 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_0918
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Great Blue Heron Backlit
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Last year, we camped at Baker Bay on Dorena Lake just east of Cottage Grove. Early the last morning I took a solitary walk and saw a distant Great Blue Heron standing in this gorgeous light. Such good luck!


Great Blue Heron external link external link   •  Baker Bay Park external link external link internal link   •  35635 Shoreview Dr external link   •  Dorena, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 08:02:07 Wednesday 26 August 2015)   •  (Date Published: Friday 26 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_0909
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White-naped Crane
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A White-naped Crane made for a dramatic sight in the dry grass.


White-naped Crane external link external link   •  Wildlife Safari external link external link   •  Winston, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 13:31:02 Monday 4 July 2016)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 25 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_1025
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Giraffe Bottom View
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Here is the underneath of a giraffe's head. They look funny from this angle too.


Giraffe external link   •  Wildlife Safari external link external link   •  Winston, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 12:57:28 Monday 4 July 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 24 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0977
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Zebra Stripes
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A study in stripes. (Damara Zebras)


Damara Zebras external link   •  Wildlife Safari external link external link   •  Winston, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 12:53:35 Monday 4 July 2016)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 23 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0974
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Giraffe Amid Branches
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The funny lovely face of a giraffe.


Giraffe external link   •  Wildlife Safari external link external link   •  Winston, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 12:50:32 Monday 4 July 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 22 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0963
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Damara Zebra
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A Damara Zebra at the Wildlife Safari in Winston.


Damara Zebra external link   •  Wildlife Safari external link external link   •  Winston, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 12:49:58 Monday 4 July 2016)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 21 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0958
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North American River Otter
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I was surprised to spot this river otter in the large pond.


North American River Otter external link   •  Wildlife Safari external link external link   •  Winston, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 12:00:55 Monday 4 July 2016)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 20 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0891
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Scimitar-horned Oryx
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A scimitar-horned oryx has achieved unicorn status due to a missing horn.


Scimitar-horned Oryx external link   •  Wildlife Safari external link external link   •  Winston, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 11:51:24 Monday 4 July 2016)   •  (Date Published: Friday 19 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0876
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African Lion In Grass
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An African Lion resting.


African Lion external link external link   •  Wildlife Safari external link external link   •  Winston, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 11:43:37 Monday 4 July 2016)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 18 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0862
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Western Kingbird
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Here is the last of my Western Kingbird series. At least for now.


Western Kingbird external link external link   •  From Spokane River Centennial Trail external link   •  Spokane, Washington   •  (Date Photographed: 07:01:28 Thursday 17 June 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 17 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0485
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Western Kingbird On Branch
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This is the same Western Kingbird I posted yesterday internal link but two days later.


Western Kingbird external link external link   •  From Spokane River Centennial Trail external link   •  Spokane, Washington   •  (Date Photographed: 07:47:35 Thursday 17 June 2016)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 16 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0506
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Western Kingbird
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A Western Kingbird occupied a tree that was only twenty feet or so from an Osprey nest. While I was in Spokane, I took daily walks on the Centennial trail and could always count on the Kingbird being there. He was a very reliable model as birds go.


Western Kingbird external link external link   •  From Spokane River Centennial Trail external link   •  Spokane, Washington   •  (Date Photographed: 10:58:19 Tuesday 15 June 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 15 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0316
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Black-capped Chickadee
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A Black-capped Chickadee looked like a Christmas card in June.


Black-capped Chickadee external link external link   •  From Spokane River Centennial Trail external link   •  Spokane, Washington   •  (Date Photographed: 10:36:38 Tuesday 15 June 2016)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 14 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0297
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Great Blue Heron
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A Great Blue Heron was perched in a tall tree overlooking the Delta Ponds.


Great Blue Heron external link external link   •  Delta Ponds external link   •  Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 09:00:51 Thursday 7 July, 2016)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 13 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_1141
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Song Sparrow On Twig
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A Song Sparrow was perched on a twig near the water at the Delta Ponds in Eugene, Oregon.


Song Sparrow external link external link   •  Delta Ponds external link   •  Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 08:57:09 Thursday 7 July, 2016)   •  (Date Published: Friday 12 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_1118
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Cedar Waxwing's Back
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This is the same Cedar Waxwing posted yesterday. Here, you can see the markings on his wings and tail clearly.


Cedar Waxwing external link external link   •  From Spokane River Centennial Trail external link   •  Spokane, Washington   •  (Date Photographed: 10:30:22 Tuesday 15 June 2016)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 11 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0288
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Cedar Waxwing
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A Cedar Waxwing posed nicely, and for more than two seconds. What a gift.


Cedar Waxwing external link external link   •  From Spokane River Centennial Trail external link   •  Spokane, Washington   •  (Date Photographed: 10:29:42 Tuesday 15 June 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 10 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0286
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Young Wood Duck
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Here is one of the young of the Wood Duck posted a few days ago internal link.


Young Wood Duck or Carolina Duck external link   •  Delta Ponds external link   •  Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 08:46:02 Thursday 7 July, 2016)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 9 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_1090
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Song Sparrow
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A Song Sparrow clung to the stem of dried Cow Parsnip.


Song Sparrow external link external link   •  Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link internal link external link   •  Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 15:29:29 Sunday 17 July 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 8 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_1227
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Male Osprey Near Nest
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A male osprey sat near his nest above the Centennial Trail.


Male Osprey external link external link   •  From Spokane River Centennial Trail external link   •  Spokane, Washington   •  (Date Photographed: 09:34:22 Tuesday 15 June 2016)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 7 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0243
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Black-billed Magpie
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A noisy Black-billed Magpie perched on the very top of a conifer.


Black-billed Magpie external link external link   •  From Spokane River Centennial Trail external link   •  Spokane, Washington   •  (Date Photographed: 07:50:18 Thursday 17 June 2016)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 6 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0509
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Osprey Flew Above Nest
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A beautiful Osprey flew above its nest.


Osprey external link external link   •  From Spokane Falls Community College external link external link   •  Spokane, Washington   •  (Date Photographed: 11:21:01 Tuesday 14 June 2016)   •  (Date Published: Friday 5 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0137
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Mule Deer Face
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While walking back to the house where I was staying in Spokane, I noticed just the tips of a deer's ears down the slope next to the trail. I carefully moved close enough to clearly see the sweet face of this mule deer.


Mule Deer external link external link   •  From the Centennial Trail external link   •  Spokane, Washington   •  (Date Photographed: 11:52:04 Wednesday 13 June 2016)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 4 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0129
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Spotted Towhee
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A Spotted Towhee was caught out in the open for a moment.


Spotted Towhee external link external link   •  Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link internal link external link   •  Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 08:58:36 Sunday 31 July 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 3 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_1500
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Stellar's Jay Posed
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A very handsome Stellar's Jay came out of the shadows a few times for pictures. The rest of the time, he and his buddies were very busy foraging in the shaded trees and bushes.


Stellar's Jay external link external link   •  Sand Dollar Beach   •  Metlakatla, Alaska   •  (Date Photographed: 14:29:32 Wednesday 2 September 2015)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 31 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_1114
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Hairy Woodpecker
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I was on one of the bird walks in Mount Pisgah Arboretum led by Julia Siporin, when I saw my first Hairy Woodpecker. Julia was able to identify it based on the length of its bill and markings. My field guide even agreed!


Hairy Woodpecker external link external link   •  Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link internal link external link   •  Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 08:52:36 Sunday 31 July 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 1 August 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_1495
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