July 2017, Animalblog by Terry Costales

Male Tree Swallow Proposes
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The male Tree Swallow seems to be proposing something to his mate.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4322
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Lovely Common Yellowthroat
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The lovely Common Yellowthroat is an enthusiastic singer


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4742
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Common Yellowthroat In Bush
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I usually hear this bird a lot more often than I see it.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4729
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Common Yellowthroat Sang
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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.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4736
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California Quail
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California escapee sitting on the roof peak of a house in Port Angeles, Washington.


California Quail external link external link   •  (Callipepla californica)   •  Guest Posting   •  On July 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales   •  Port Angeles, Washington external link   •  (Date Photographed: 09:06:32 Tuesday 25 July 2017)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 25 July 2017)   •  © 2017 Gerald Morris Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #090632_quail
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White Pelicans Stacked
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A short stack of White Pelicans.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4645
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White Pelican Flock
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A lovely flock of backlit White Pelicans soaring over Fern Ridge.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4640
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Tree Sparrow Nest Material
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A Tree Sparrow with a bill full of nesting material in late May.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4620
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Tree Swallows Mating
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A pair of Tree Swallows mating atop a pole. Looks awkward and a bit painful.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4606
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Spring Lamb
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A spring lamb in a pasture off Royal Avenue.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4379
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Tail Of Lamb
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The surprisingly long tail of a lamb.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4382
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Curious Sheep
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This sheep seemed curious and calm.


Sheep external link   •  (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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4385
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Solemn Profile Of A Ram
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The solemn profile of a ram. He was kept in a different pasture than the ewes and lambs.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4386
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Red-winged Blackbird
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A Red-winged Blackbird, obviously.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4345
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Killdeer Posed
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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.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4391
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Great Blue Heron Reflected
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Three Great Blue Heron reflected at Fern Ridge mid May.


Great Blue Heron external link external link   •  (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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4295
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Black Tern At Fern Ridge
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There were many active Black Terns at Fern Ridge that cloudy day.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4288
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Black Tern At Fern Ridge
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There were many active Black Terns at Fern Ridge that cloudy day.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4269
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Black Tern At Fern Ridge
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There were many active Black Terns at Fern Ridge that cloudy day.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4266
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American Bittern In Flight
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An American Bittern flew past while making very low-pitched grunting sounds.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4205
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Common Yellowthroat Ready
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A Common Yellowthroat looking alert and ready for action.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4745
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Tree Swallow Nest
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The nest of these two Tree Swallows was in a hollow pipe. The result of his proposal?


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4256
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Male Tree Swallow
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A male Tree Swallow atop a post at Fern Ridge.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4233
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Female Tree Swallow
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A female Tree Swallow atop the same post.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4244
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Male & Female Tree Swallows
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The same male and female Tree Swallows were a nesting pair.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4315
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Bold Stellar's Jay
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Another Stellar's Jay was quite boldly curious that day.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4170
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Jaunty Stellar's Jay
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The handsome Stellar's Jay looking jaunty and ready for mischief.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4175
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Osprey Backlit
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The morning sun gave this Osprey a lovely translucent look.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4130
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Song Sparrow Sang
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A Song Sparrow doing what it does best; singing!


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: 11:56:31 Wednesday 10 May 2017)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 6 July 2017)   •  © 2017 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4120
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Song Sparrow Preens
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A Song Sparrow preens itself at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4117
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Wild Turkey Horned Head
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A close up of the horned head of a Wild Turkey. Not my kind of pretty.


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: 10:58:07 Wednesday 10 May 2017)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 4 July 2017)   •  © 2017 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4088
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Wild Turkey Back
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The Wild Turkey from the back.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4091
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Large Tom Wild Turkey
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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.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4083
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Red-breasted Nuthatch
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Very high in a tree, a Red-breasted Nuthatch hung upside down.


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)   •  © 2017 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T17_4066
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