July 2017
Animalblog by Terry Costales

The mid summer of July 2017 collection of bird and animal portraits by photographer Terry Costales.
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Osprey Backlit
(1 of 34) (12764 views)

Osprey external link external link
(Pandion haliaetus)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:09:03 Wednesday 10 May 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 7 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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The morning sun gave this Osprey a lovely translucent look.


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Lovely Common Yellowthroat
(2 of 34) (13990 views)

Common Yellowthroat external link external link
(Geothlypis trichas)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 10:20:45 Thursday 25 May 2017)
(Date Published: Thursday 27 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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The lovely Common Yellowthroat is an enthusiastic singer


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Common Yellowthroat In Bush
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Common Yellowthroat external link external link
(Geothlypis trichas)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 10:11:17 Thursday 25 May 2017)
(Date Published: Wednesday 26 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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I usually hear this bird a lot more often than I see it.


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Common Yellowthroat Sang
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Common Yellowthroat external link external link
(Geothlypis trichas)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 10:16:55 Thursday 25 May 2017)
(Date Published: Wednesday 26 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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The Common Yellowthroat has a very cheerful, repetitive little song and you hear it from within bushes and brambles. I felt so lucky to have this one decide to perform in the open.


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California Quail
(5 of 34) (13791 views)

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(Callipepla californica)
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Port Angeles, Washington external link
(Date Photographed: 09:06:32 Tuesday 25 July 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 25 July 2017)
© 2017 Gerald Morris
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California escapee sitting on the roof peak of a house in Port Angeles, Washington.


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White Pelicans Stacked
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American White Pelican external link external link
(Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 09:59:39 Monday 22 May 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 24 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A short stack of White Pelicans.


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White Pelican Flock
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American White Pelican external link external link
(Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 09:59:19 Monday 22 May 2017)
(Date Published: Sunday 23 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A lovely flock of backlit White Pelicans soaring over Fern Ridge.


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Tree Sparrow Nest Material
(8 of 34) (13271 views)

Tree Sparrow external link external link
(Passer montanus)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 09:42:36 Monday 22 May 2017)
(Date Published: Saturday 22 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A Tree Sparrow with a bill full of nesting material in late May.


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Tree Swallows Mating
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Tree Swallow external link external link
(Tachycineta bicolor)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 09:30:58 Monday 22 May 2017)
(Date Published: Thursday 20 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A pair of Tree Swallows mating atop a pole. Looks awkward and a bit painful.


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Spring Lamb
(10 of 34) (14098 views)

Young Sheep external link
(Ovis aries)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Royal Avenue
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:06:19 Monday 15 May 2017)
(Date Published: Wednesday 19 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A spring lamb in a pasture off Royal Avenue.


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Tail Of Lamb
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Sheep external link
(Ovis aries)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Royal Avenue
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:06:27 Monday 15 May 2017)
(Date Published: Wednesday 19 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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The surprisingly long tail of a lamb.


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Curious Sheep
(12 of 34) (14046 views)

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(Ovis aries)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Royal Avenue
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:06:46 Monday 15 May 2017)
(Date Published: Wednesday 19 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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This sheep seemed curious and calm.


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Solemn Profile Of A Ram
(13 of 34) (13898 views)

Male Sheep external link
(Ovis aries)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Royal Avenue
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:08:19 Monday 15 May 2017)
(Date Published: Wednesday 19 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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The solemn profile of a ram. He was kept in a different pasture than the ewes and lambs.


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Red-winged Blackbird
(14 of 34) (13747 views)

Red-winged Blackbird external link external link
(Agelaius phoeniceus)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 11:44:27 Monday 15 May 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 18 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A Red-winged Blackbird, obviously.


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Killdeer Posed
(15 of 34) (13890 views)

Killdeer external link external link
(Charadrius vociferus)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:14:02 Monday 15 May 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 17 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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I took this photo from the car window as I was about to leave Fern Ridge. I heard the Killdeer, then saw it on the path scampering towards me. Sometimes they just want their picture taken.


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Great Blue Heron Reflected
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(Ardea herodias)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 11:16:19 Monday 15 May 2017)
(Date Published: Sunday 16 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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Three Great Blue Heron reflected at Fern Ridge mid May.


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Black Tern At Fern Ridge
(17 of 34) (13462 views)

Black Tern external link external link
(Chlidonias niger)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 11:14:39 Monday 15 May 2017)
(Date Published: Saturday 15 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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There were many active Black Terns at Fern Ridge that cloudy day.


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Black Tern At Fern Ridge
(18 of 34) (13441 views)

Black Tern external link external link
(Chlidonias niger)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 11:10:52 Monday 15 May 2017)
(Date Published: Saturday 15 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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There were many active Black Terns at Fern Ridge that cloudy day.


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Black Tern At Fern Ridge
(19 of 34) (13136 views)

Black Tern external link external link
(Chlidonias niger)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 11:10:38 Monday 15 May 2017)
(Date Published: Saturday 15 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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There were many active Black Terns at Fern Ridge that cloudy day.


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American Bittern In Flight
(20 of 34) (12955 views)

American Bittern external link external link
(Botaurus lentiginosus)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 10:32:03 Monday 15 May 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 14 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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An American Bittern flew past while making very low-pitched grunting sounds.


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Male Tree Swallow Proposes
(21 of 34) (13231 views)

Tree Swallow external link external link
(Tachycineta bicolor)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 11:25:10 Monday 15 May 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 11 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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The male Tree Swallow seems to be proposing something to his mate.


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Tree Swallow Nest
(22 of 34) (13197 views)

Tree Swallow external link external link
(Tachycineta bicolor)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 11:05:39 Monday 15 May 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 11 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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The nest of these two Tree Swallows was in a hollow pipe. The result of his proposal?


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Male Tree Swallow
(23 of 34) (12918 views)

Tree Swallow external link external link
(Tachycineta bicolor)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 10:53:33 Monday 15 May 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 10 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A male Tree Swallow atop a post at Fern Ridge.


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Female Tree Swallow
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Tree Swallow external link external link
(Tachycineta bicolor)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 10:56:10 Monday 15 May 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 10 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A female Tree Swallow atop the same post.


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Male & Female Tree Swallows
(25 of 34) (12661 views)

Tree Swallow external link external link
(Tachycineta bicolor)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 10:56:10 Monday 15 May 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 10 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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The same male and female Tree Swallows were a nesting pair.


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Bold Stellar's Jay
(26 of 34) (12693 views)

Stellar's Jay external link external link
(Cyanocitta stelleri)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:48:06 Wednesday 10 May 2017)
(Date Published: Sunday 9 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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Another Stellar's Jay was quite boldly curious that day.


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Jaunty Stellar's Jay
(27 of 34) (12732 views)

Stellar's Jay external link external link
(Cyanocitta stelleri)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:42:37 Wednesday 10 May 2017)
(Date Published: Saturday 8 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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The handsome Stellar's Jay looking jaunty and ready for mischief.


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Common Yellowthroat Ready
(28 of 34) (14663 views)

Common Yellowthroat external link external link
(Geothlypis trichas)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 10:20:50 Thursday 25 May 2017)
(Date Published: Thursday 27 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A Common Yellowthroat looking alert and ready for action.


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Song Sparrow Sang
(29 of 34) (12361 views)

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(Melospiza melodia)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 11:56:31 Wednesday 10 May 2017)
(Date Published: Thursday 6 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A Song Sparrow doing what it does best; singing!


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Song Sparrow Preens
(30 of 34) (12419 views)

Song Sparrow external link external link
(Melospiza melodia)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 11:56:26 Wednesday 10 May 2017)
(Date Published: Wednesday 5 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A Song Sparrow preens itself at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum.


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Wild Turkey Horned Head
(31 of 34) (12496 views)

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(Meleagris gallopavo)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Lane Community College external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 10:58:07 Wednesday 10 May 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 4 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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A close up of the horned head of a Wild Turkey. Not my kind of pretty.


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Wild Turkey Back
(32 of 34) (12597 views)

Wild Turkey external link external link
(Meleagris gallopavo)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Lane Community College external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 10:58:27 Wednesday 10 May 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 3 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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The Wild Turkey from the back.


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Large Tom Wild Turkey
(33 of 34) (12623 views)

Wild Turkey external link external link
(Meleagris gallopavo)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Lane Community College external link
Eugene, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 10:56:51 Wednesday 10 May 2017)
(Date Published: Sunday 2 July 2017)
© 2017 Terry Costales
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The back lawn of Lane Community College had the unusual ornament of a large tom Wild Turkey. He didn't pay any attention to the students coming and going.


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Red-breasted Nuthatch
(34 of 34) (12558 views)

Red-breasted Nuthatch external link external link
(Sitta canadensis)
July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales
Lake Dorena external link
Baker Bay Campground external link
Lane County, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 13:36:20 Monday 8 May 2017)
(Date Published: Saturday 1 July 2017)
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Very high in a tree, a Red-breasted Nuthatch hung upside down.


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