June 2017
Animalblog by Terry Costales

The early summer of June 2017 collection of bird and animal portraits by photographer Terry Costales and guests.
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Male Yellow-headed Blackbird Sang
(1 of 25) (3805 views)

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(Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)
June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link external link
Veneta, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 14:15:31 Wednesday 3 May 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 6 June 2017)
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The male Yellow-headed Blackbird that was doing all the atrocious, but endearing "singing".


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Red-winged Blackbird Posed
(2 of 25) (3173 views)

Red-winged Blackbird external link external link
(Agelaius phoeniceus)
June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link external link
Veneta, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:01:11 Sunday 7 May 2017)
(Date Published: Thursday 29 June 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A beautifully streaked female Red-winged Blackbird made a bold stance amid the branches of a tree.


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White Pelican Soars
(3 of 25) (3154 views)

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(Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)
June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link external link
Veneta, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 11:33:02 Sunday 7 May 2017)
(Date Published: Wednesday 28 June 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A White Pelican against a blue and cloudy sky.


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Black Tern Soared
(4 of 25) (3265 views)

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(Chlidonias niger)
June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link external link
Veneta, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 11:14:39 Sunday 7 May 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 27 June 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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Another Black Tern soaring at Fern Ridge.


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Black Tern Head On
(5 of 25) (3277 views)

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(Chlidonias niger)
June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link external link
Veneta, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 11:13:43 Sunday 7 May 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 26 June 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A Black Tern coming right at you! One of these days I'll get a really clear shot of this bird.


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Female Anna's Hummingbird
(6 of 25) (3360 views)

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(Calypte anna)
June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
At Back Yard Humming Bird Feeder
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 16:54:00 Wednesday 14 June 2017)
(Date Published: Sunday 25 June 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A Female Anna's Hummingbird at the feeder remianed still long enough to get a good profile shot.


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Rufous Hummingbird
(7 of 25) (3327 views)

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(Selasphorus rufus)
Guest Posting
On June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Port Angeles, Washington external link
(Date Photographed: 21:15:39 Sunday 18 June 2017)
(Date Published: Saturday 24 June 2017)
© 2017 Gerald Morris
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A Female Rufous Hummingbird in my uncle's back yard.


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Cedar Waxwing
(8 of 25) (3500 views)

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(Bombycilla cedrorum)
Guest Posting
On June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Port Angeles, Washington external link
(Date Photographed: 13:17:00 Friday 16 June 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 23 June 2017)
© 2017 Gerald Morris
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My uncle planted the "red hot pokers" outside his bedroom window. The flowers attract Hummers and Waxwings.


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Tree Swallow Nesting Box
(9 of 25) (3732 views)

Tree Swallow external link external link (Tachycineta bicolor)
June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link external link
Veneta, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 10:52:21 Sunday 7 May 2017)
(Date Published: Sunday 18 June 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A Tree Swallow about to enter its nesting box. I rarely, very rarely, get a shot of a swallow in flight.


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Tree Swallow In Tree
(10 of 25) (3853 views)

Tree Swallow external link external link (Tachycineta bicolor)
June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link external link
Veneta, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 10:52:58 Sunday 7 May 2017)
(Date Published: Saturday 17 June 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A Tree Swallow in a tree at Fern Ridge.


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Song Sparrow On Grass
(11 of 25) (3863 views)

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(Melospiza melodia)
June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link external link
Veneta, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 11:16:16 Sunday 7 May 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 16 June 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A wide eyed Song Sparrow on the grass at Fern Ridge.


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Canada Geese Goslings
(12 of 25) (3943 views)

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(Branta canadensis)
June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link external link
Veneta, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:23:27 Sunday 7 May 2017)
(Date Published: Thursday 15 June 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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Last shot of this year for Canada Geese goslings.


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Canada Geese Sailing
(13 of 25) (3877 views)

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(Branta canadensis)
June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link external link
Veneta, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 10:55:52 Sunday 7 May 2017)
(Date Published: Wednesday 14 June 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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Another family of Canadian Geese sailing in shallow water.


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Canada Geese Goslings On Grass
(14 of 25) (3689 views)

Canada Goose external link external link
(Branta canadensis)
June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link external link
Veneta, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:20:59 Sunday 7 May 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 13 June 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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More Canada Geese with goslings, this time in the grass.


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Canada Geese and Goslings
(15 of 25) (3661 views)

Canada Goose external link external link
(Branta canadensis)
June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link external link
Veneta, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:39:43 Sunday 7 May 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 12 June 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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Canada Geese at Fern Ridge in May had many goslings.


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Great Blue Heron Moves
(16 of 25) (3550 views)

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(Ardea herodias)
June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link external link
Veneta, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:20:41 Sunday 7 May 2017)
(Date Published: Sunday 11 June 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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The Great Blue Heron began slowly stalking away after our close encounter.


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Close Great Blue Heron
(17 of 25) (3471 views)

Great Blue Heron external link external link
(Ardea herodias)
June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link external link
Veneta, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:20:40 Sunday 7 May 2017)
(Date Published: Saturday 10 June 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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I came upon a Great Blue Heron which surprised both of us. He stood very close to the path instead of far off on the mudflats.


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Male Tree Swallow
(18 of 25) (3500 views)

Tree Swallow external link external link (Tachycineta bicolor)
June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link external link
Veneta, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 13:54:51 Wednesday 3 May 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 9 June 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A male Tree Swallow found a good vantage point from which to survey his territory.


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Red-winged Blackbird Tomato
(19 of 25) (3561 views)

Red-winged Blackbird external link external link (Agelaius phoeniceus)
June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link external link
Veneta, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 14:53:58 Wednesday 3 May 2017)
(Date Published: Thursday 8 June 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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The Red-winged Blackbird here looks like someone pitched a tomato at him.


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Yellow-headed Blackbird Profile
(20 of 25) (3681 views)

Yellow-headed Blackbird external link external link
(Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)
June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link external link
Veneta, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 14:16:00 Wednesday 3 May 2017)
(Date Published: Wednesday 7 June 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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The profile of the handsome Yellow-headed Blackbird.


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Alarmed Killdeer
(21 of 25) (3467 views)

Killdeer external link external link
(Charadrius vociferus)
June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link external link
Veneta, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:21:33 Sunday 7 May 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 30 June 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A Killdeer alarmed at my proximity makes a slow break for it.


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Windblown Yellow-headed Blackbird
(22 of 25) (3860 views)

Yellow-headed Blackbird external link external link
(Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)
June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link external link
Veneta, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 14:14:30 Wednesday 3 May 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 5 June 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A windblown Yellow-headed Blackbird paused his harsh singing.


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Two Male Yellow-headed Blackbirds
(23 of 25) (3999 views)

Yellow-headed Blackbird external link external link
(Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)
June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link external link
Veneta, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 14:14:01 Wednesday 3 May 2017)
(Date Published: Sunday 4 June 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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Two male Yellow-headed Blackbirds perched in a tree next to the path. They were beautiful birds, but made the most horrific sounds. I heard them from a distance and thought someone was torturing livestock.


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Nothing Like Her Mate
(24 of 25) (5270 views)

Red-winged Blackbird external link external link
(Agelaius phoeniceus)
June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link external link
Veneta, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 14:01:52 Wednesday 3 May 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 2 June 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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The female Red-winged Blackbird looks nothing like her mate.


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Female Red-winged Blackbird Stretch
(25 of 25) (5344 views)

Red-winged Blackbird external link external link
(Agelaius phoeniceus)
June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link external link
Veneta, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 14:01:41 Wednesday 3 May 2017)
(Date Published: Thursday 1 June 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A female Red-winged Blackbird having a nice stretch.


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