January 2017
Animalblog by Terry Costales

The early winter, January 2017 collection of animal portraits by photographer Terry Costales.
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Black-capped Chickadee On Suet
(1 of 21) (2210 views)

Black-capped Chickadee external link external link (Poecile atricapillus)
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 14:26:37 Thursday 5 January 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 31 January 2017)
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A Black-capped Chickadee was perched on the suet feeder.


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Immature Cooper's Hawk
(2 of 21) (2408 views)

Cooper's Hawk external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 16:21:07 Sunday 29 January 2017)
(Date Published: Sunday 29 January 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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An immature hawk landed unexpectedly in my garden yesterday. It was first on a small brush pile then flew to this fallen tree which is only about six feet off the ground. It looked around, flew to the ground then flew away. I was only able to get a couple of quick shots through my window before he was gone. Anyone know what kind of hawk this is?

Update: This hawk has been identified as a Cooper's Hawk.


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Bushtit Almost Close-Up
(3 of 21) (2257 views)

Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) external link external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 14:25:47 Thursday 5 January 2017)
(Date Published: Sunday 29 January 2017)
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A close-up of almost all of a Bushtit.


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Male v. Female Bushtits
(4 of 21) (2425 views)

Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) external link external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 14:23:40 Thursday 5 January 2017)
(Date Published: Thursday 26 January 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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In this flock of Bushtits on the suet feeder you can see the difference between the dark eyed males and light eyed females.


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Downy Woodpecker
(5 of 21) (2428 views)

Downy Woodpecker (Downy Woodpecker) external link external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 15:41:31 Tuesday 17 January 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 24 January 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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After waiting for a flock of Bushtits to leave the suet feeders, this Downy Woodpecker took his turn.


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Downy Woodpecker Waited
(6 of 21) (2344 views)

Downy Woodpecker (Downy Woodpecker) external link external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 16:16:08 Tuesday 17 January 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 23 January 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A Downy Woodpecker waited for the energetic little Bushtits to get out of his way.


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When Bushtits Came
(7 of 21) (2218 views)

Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) external link external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 11:54:14 Saturday 14 January 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 23 January 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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When the Bushtits came, everyone else stepped aside and let them eat their fill. Luckily they were very fast.


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Yellow-rumped Warbler At Suet
(8 of 21) (2275 views)

Yellow-rumped Warbler external link external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:52:27 Wednesday 4 January 2017)
(Date Published: Saturday 21 January 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A Yellow-rumped Warbler at the suet feeder during the last snowfall.


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Townsend's Warbler Back View
(9 of 21) (2284 views)

Townsend's Warbler external link external link (Setophaga townsendi)
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 14:02:21 Friday 13 January 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 20 January 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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The back view of a Townsend's Warbler.


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Townsend's Warbler Trying To Hide
(10 of 21) (2306 views)

Townsend's Warbler external link external link (Setophaga townsendi)
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 14:19:36 Friday 13 January 2017)
(Date Published: Thursday 19 January 2017)
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A Townsend's Warbler trying to hide from the camera. As usual.


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Back Of Black-capped Chickadee
(11 of 21) (2321 views)

Black-capped Chickadee external link external link (Poecile atricapillus)
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:53:47 Wednesday 4 January 2017)
(Date Published: Wednesday 18 January 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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The back view of a Black-capped Chickadee perched at the suet feeder.


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Dark-Eyed Junco Snowy Beak
(12 of 21) (2418 views)

Dark-Eyed Junco external link external link (Junco hyemalis)
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:05:51 Wednesday 4 January 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 17 January 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A Dark-eyed Junco with snow on its beak.


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Top View Of Townsend's Warbler
(13 of 21) (2278 views)

Townsend's Warbler external link external link (Setophaga townsendi)
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 14:20:16 Friday 13 January 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 16 January 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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The top view of a Townsend's Warbler.


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Townsend's Warbler On Suet
(14 of 21) (2435 views)

Townsend's Warbler external link external link (Setophaga townsendi)
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 14:19:16 Friday 13 January 2017)
(Date Published: Sunday 15 January 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A Townsend's Warbler was perched atop the suet feeder. Such a handsome bird.


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Townsend's Warbler
(15 of 21) (2321 views)

Townsend's Warbler external link external link (Setophaga townsendi)
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 15:32:16 Friday 13 January 2017)
(Date Published: Saturday 14 January 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A Townsend's Warbler was perched on the suet feeder. I had been trying to get a decent photo of this guy for weeks.


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Black-capped Chickadee On Branch
(16 of 21) (2283 views)

Black-capped Chickadee external link external link (Poecile atricapillus)
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:19:24 Wednesday 4 January 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 13 January 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A Black-capped Chickadee was seen perched on a branch on a snowy day.


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Dark-Eyed Junco On Suet Feeder
(17 of 21) (2334 views)

Dark-Eyed Junco external link external link (Junco hyemalis)
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:04:19 Wednesday 4 January 2017)
(Date Published: Wednesday 11 January 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A Dark-eyed Junco perched on our suet feeder in the snow.


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Oystercatcher Taking A Bath
(18 of 21) (2419 views)

Oystercatcher external link external link
Ediz Hook external link Washington
(Date Photographed: 08:59:00 Tuesday 3 February 2015)
(Date Published: Saturday 8 January 2017)
© 2017 Gerald Morris
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A photo taken by Gerald Morris of an Oystercatcher taking a bath in the waters just off Ediz Hook.


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Yellow-rumped Warbler On Trellis
(19 of 21) (2500 views)

Yellow-rumped Warbler external link external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 14:00:02 Wednesday 4 January 2017)
(Date Published: Saturday 7 January 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A Yellow-rumped Warbler was perched on a trellis rail.


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Yellow-rumped Warbler's Rump
(20 of 21) (2471 views)

Yellow-rumped Warbler external link external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 13:59:10 Wednesday 4 January 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 6 January 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A shot of a Yellow-rumped Warbler from the back showing its identifying yellow rump.


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Yellow-rumped Warbler On Suet Feeder
(21 of 21) (2478 views)

Yellow-rumped Warbler external link external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:45:41 Wednesday 4 January 2017)
(Date Published: Thursday 5 January 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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That snowy morning found a Yellow-rumped Warbler on the suet feeder. She stayed with a flock of Juncos that are regulars in my yard. In the summer she will become more brightly colored.


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