September 2016, Animalblog by Terry Costales

Pigeon Guillemots In Flight
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Two Pigeon Guillemots took flight.


Pigeon Guillemots external link external link (Cepphus columba)   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:09:44 Tuesday 2 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 20 September 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_0342
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Bald Eagle Nest
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A very large Bald Eagle nest was in the lichen draped trees. Our boat trip allowed us to see many of these.


Bald Eagle Nest external link   •  Boat Tour Trip Around   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:41:08 Tuesday 2 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 29 September 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_0454
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Bald Eagle On Channel Marker
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A Bald Eagle was perched on a channel marker near Ketchikan, Alaska.


Bald Eagle external link (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:20:00 Tuesday 2 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 28 September 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_0382
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Harbor Seal On Rock
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A Harbor Seal, not keeping dry exactly, but staying out of the water; more or less.


Harbor Seal external link external link (Phoca vitulina)   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:26:38 Tuesday 2 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 21 September 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_0418
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Three Harbor Seals
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Viewed from the boat trip, three Harbor Seals lounged on partially submerged rocks.


Harbor Seals external link   •  Boat Tour Trip Around   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:42:52 Tuesday 2 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Friday 30 September 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_0465
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Surf Scoters with two Pigeon Guillemots
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A flock of Surf Scoters are shown with two Pigeon Guillemots at the far left. We saw many dozens of both these birds while on this trip.


Surf Scoters external link external link (Melanitta perspicillata)   •  Pigeon Guillemots external link external link (Cepphus columba)   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:09:36 Tuesday 2 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 19 September 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_0338
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Bald Eagle On Large Nest
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An Eagle sat on its very large nest. We took the Lighthouse, Totems & Eagles Excursion external link of Ketchikan's waters and saw many, many Bald Eagles and their nests. We also saw other sea birds, harbor seals and a Humpback Whale.


Bald Eagle external link (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:19:42 Tuesday 2 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 18 September 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_0143
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Bald Eagle On Sea Wall
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I photographed this Bald Eagle perched on a channel marker on the sea wall of Ketchikan harbor.


Bald Eagle external link (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 09:42:13 Tuesday 2 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 17 September 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_0121
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Barred Owl Close-Up
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I present a close-up of the Barred Owl posted yesterday. internal link


Barred Owl external link external link (Strix varia)   •  Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary external link   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:26:44 Tuesday 8 September 2015)   •  (Date Published: Friday 16 September 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_1565
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Barred Owl
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The Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary was also home to a rescued Barred Owl.


Barred Owl external link external link (Strix varia)   •  Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary external link   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:26:40 Tuesday 8 September 2015)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 15 September 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_1564
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Bald Eagle Looked Left
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Here is my last shot of a Bald Eagle taken at the Rainforest Sanctuary. This Bald Eagle was one of two rescued and rehabilitated.


Bald Eagle external link (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)   •  Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary external link   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:06:41 Tuesday 8 September 2015)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 14 September 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_1561
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Stellar's Jay On Bowl
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A Stellar's Jay perched on the lip of a bowl of reindeer food and chowed down.


Stellar's Jay external link external link (Cyanocitta stelleri)   •  Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary external link   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:04:53 Tuesday 8 September 2015)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 13 September 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_1551
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Bald Eagle Stare
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A stare from a Bald Eagle is something to be remembered. This Bald Eagle was one of two rescued and rehabilitated.


Bald Eagle external link (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)   •  Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary external link   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:06:32 Tuesday 8 September 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 12 September 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_1558
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Pink Salmon Jumped
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A salmon jumped up a fish ladder at the fish hatchery on Eagle Creek in Ketchikan.


Pink Salmon external link   •  Whitman Lake Hatchery external link   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 15:30:34 Tuesday 8 September 2015)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 11 September 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_1508
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Rescued Bald Eagle
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After we visited the fish hatchery on the Eagle Creek estuary, we went over to the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary. This Bald Eagle was one of two rescued and rehabilitated eagles we saw there.


Bald Eagle external link (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)   •  Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary external link   •  Ketchikan, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 17:14:02 Tuesday 8 September 2015)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 10 September 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_1536
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Immature Bald Eagle
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This immature Bald Eagle seemed to enjoy the afternoon sun on his high perch. The tree was next to the road on the way to the ferry terminal.


Bald Eagle external link (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)   •  Metlakatla, Alaska external link   •  (Date Photographed: 17:14:02 Thursday 3 September 2015)   •  (Date Published: Friday 9 September 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_1413
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Underside Of Lophocampa Maculata Caterpillar
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This is the underside of the caterpillar posted yesterday. internal link In this shot you can see how tiny it really was.


Lophocampa Maculata external link   •  Metlakatla, Alaska   •  (Date Photographed: 17:24:03 Wednesday 2 September 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 5 September 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_1261
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Lophocampa Maculata Caterpillar
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This colorful caterpillar wasn't poisonous, but its hairs could be irritating. We did not touch it, but merely admired its beauty.


Lophocampa Maculata external link   •  Metlakatla, Alaska   •  (Date Photographed: 17:23:16 Wednesday 2 September 2015)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 4 September 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_1258
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Salmon Ran Upstream
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We found a small stream where the salmon had gathered for their spawning run. I saw many, many salmon on that trip: Leaping in coves; swimming upstream; and jumping up a fish ladder.


Salmon external link   •  Metlakatla, Alaska   •  (Date Photographed: 16:10:08 Wednesday 2 September 2015)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 3 September 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_1204
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Juvenile Pacific Wren
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It took quite a while for me to photograph this tiny, fast moving little bird. t is a juvenile Pacific Wren that has retained it's bright yellow gape external link typical of nestlings. This makes it easier for parents to feed them. As it grows a little older, it will lose that wide, brightly colored mouth and achieve an adult's bill.


Juvinal Pacific Wren external link external link   •  Sand Dollar Beach   •  Metlakatla, Alaska   •  (Date Photographed: 15:06:19 Wednesday 2 September 2015)   •  (Date Published: Friday 2 September 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_1137
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Raven On Branch
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The Ravens I saw in Alaska seemed huge when seen up close. Sadly, I only got a few usable photos of this great bird, because they only came close when I didn't have a camera. Go figure.

This is one of my rare photos of a Common Raven in Alaska.


Common Raven external link external link   •  Sand Dollar Beach   •  Metlakatla, Alaska   •  (Date Photographed: 15:04:09 Wednesday 2 September 2015)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 1 September 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_1135
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