February 2017
Animalblog by Terry Costales

The mid-winter, February 2017 collection of bird and animal portraits by photographer Terry Costales.
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White-breasted Nuthatch
(1 of 17) (7936 views)

Animalblog by Terry Costales
White-breasted Nuthatch external link external link (Sitta carolinensis)
Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 09:24:56 Sunday 19 February 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 20 February 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A White-breasted Nuthatch looks around briefly before flitting away.


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Windblown Black-capped Chickadee
(2 of 17) (8110 views)

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American Wigeon external link external link (Poecile atricapillus)
Delta Ponds external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:22:26 Friday 10 February 2017)
(Date Published: Thursday 23 February 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A windblown Black-capped Chickadee in the trees at the Delta Ponds.


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Scrub Jay At Suet
(3 of 17) (8205 views)

Animalblog by Terry Costales
Scrub Jay external link (Aphelocoma)
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 14:18:12 Tuesday 7 February 2017)
(Date Published: Wednesday 22 February 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A Scrub Jay was at the suet feeder today, I think he looks a little guilty.


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Squirrel Refuge
(4 of 17) (8040 views)

Animalblog by Terry Costales
Squirrel external link (Sciuridae)
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 11:26:01 Friday 10 February 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 21 February 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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The squirrel I keep chasing away from the suet feeders took refuge in a storm damaged birch tree.


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Anna's Hummingbird
(5 of 17) (9092 views)

Animalblog by Terry Costales
Anna's Hummingbird external link external link (Calypte anna)
Delta Ponds external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:34:46 Friday 10 February 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 24 February 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A chunky little Anna's Hummingbird on a cold day at the Delta Ponds.


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Black-capped Chickadee
(6 of 17) (7967 views)

Animalblog by Terry Costales
Black-capped Chickadee external link external link (Poecile atricapillus)
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 13:08:13 Tuesday 7 February 2017)
(Date Published: Saturday 18 February 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A Black-capped Chickadee prepares for flight.


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American Wigeon Gliding
(7 of 17) (7775 views)

Animalblog by Terry Costales
American Wigeon external link external link (Anas strepera)
Delta Ponds external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 13:31:17 Saturday 28 January 2017)
(Date Published: Wednesday 15 February 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A male American Wigeon gliding along on a grey day at the Ponds.


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Male Gadwall
(8 of 17) (8210 views)

Animalblog by Terry Costales
Gadwall external link external link (Anas strepera)
Delta Ponds external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 14:05:58 Saturday 28 January 2017)
(Date Published: Sunday 12 February 2017)
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A male Gadwall at the Ponds. I wish there had been some sunlight that day.


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Great Blue Heron Close Up
(9 of 17) (8237 views)

Animalblog by Terry Costales
Great Blue Heron external link external link (Ardea herodias)
Delta Ponds external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 13:59:53 Saturday 28 January 2017)
(Date Published: Saturday 11 February 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A close up of a Great Blue Heron. He was definitely keeping an eye on me.


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American Wigeon
(10 of 17) (8196 views)

Animalblog by Terry Costales
American Wigeon external link external link (Anas americana)
Delta Ponds external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 13:31:05 Saturday 28 January 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 10 February 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A pair of American Wigeon at the Delta Ponds.


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Dashing Great Blue Heron
(11 of 17) (7889 views)

Animalblog by Terry Costales
Great Blue Heron external link external link (Ardea herodias)
Delta Ponds external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 13:38:49 Saturday 28 January 2017)
(Date Published: Wednesday 8 February 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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This Great Blue Heron looked dashing in its plumes.


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Great Blue Heron Stood Still
(12 of 17) (7820 views)

Great Blue Heron external link external link (Ardea herodias)
Delta Ponds external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 13:39:06 Saturday 28 January 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 7 February 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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At the Delta Ponds, this Great Blue Heron quietly stood near to the path.


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Gadwall Touched Down
(13 of 17) (7895 views)

Gadwall external link external link (Anas strepera)
Delta Ponds external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 13:24:24 Saturday 28 January 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 6 February 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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The Gadwall from yesterday's posting touched down lightly on the surface of the pond.


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Gadwall Landing
(14 of 17) (7467 views)

Gadwall external link external link (Anas strepera)
Delta Ponds external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 13:24:23 Saturday 28 January 2017)
(Date Published: Sunday 5 February 2017)
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A Gadwall coming in for a landing at the Delta Ponds.


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Male Wood Duck Swam
(15 of 17) (7438 views)

Wood Duck external link external link (Aix sponsa)
Delta Ponds external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 14:12:15 Saturday 28 January 2017)
(Date Published: Saturday 4 February 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A male Wood Duck was a lovely but unexpected sight for me that dreary day at the Ponds.


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Yellow-rumped Warbler On Branch
(16 of 17) (7581 views)

Yellow-rumped Warbler external link external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 15:22:46 Wednesday 11 January 2017)
(Date Published: Thursday 2 February 2017)
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I think I am posting too many photos of the Yellow-rumped Warbler. Starting tomorrow it'll be ducks.


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Yellow-rumped Warbler On Tree
(17 of 17) (7571 views)

Yellow-rumped Warbler external link external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 14:22:22 Friday 20 January 2017)
(Date Published: Wednesday 1 February 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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No Cooper's Hawk on the fallen tree today, but I did get a lovely shot of one of my backyard favorites, the Yellow-rumped Warbler.


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