July 2016, Animalblog by Terry Costales

Female Osprey
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A female osprey about to land at her nest. The male (off camera) was at the nest with at least one chick waiting for her.


Female Osprey external link external link   •  From the Centennial Trail external link   •  Spokane, Washington   •  (Date Photographed: 10:40:10 Wednesday 13 June 2016)   •  (Date Published: Friday 22 July 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0068
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House Finch Perched
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Here is the same House Finch that I posted yesterday internal link. They are a common sight but lovely birds all the same.


House Finch external link external link   •  From the Centennial Trail external link   •  Spokane, Washington   •  (Date Photographed: 11:06:11 Wednesday 13 June 2016)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 30 July 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0105
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House Finch Took Off
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A House Finch photographed mid take-off.


House Finch external link external link   •  From the Centennial Trail external link   •  Spokane, Washington   •  (Date Photographed: 11:06:02 Wednesday 13 June 2016)   •  (Date Published: Friday 29 July 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0101
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California Quail Atop Tree
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California Quail perched atop a low tree in Spokane, Washington. I love the sound of quail in the morning.


California Quail external link external link   •  AKA California valley quail or valley quail   •  From the Centennial Trail external link   •  Spokane, Washington   •  (Date Photographed: 08:22:41 Monday 18 June 2016)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 28 July 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0782
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California Quail
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A California Quail posed nicely for me on the Centennial Trail in Spokane, Washington.


California Quail external link external link   •  AKA California valley quail or valley quail   •  From the Centennial Trail external link   •  Spokane, Washington   •  (Date Photographed: 09:07:26 Friday 15 June 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 27 July 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0213
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Male Osprey Perched
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The male Osprey perched a few feet from his nest on a beautiful Spokane morning.


Male Osprey external link external link Perched   •  From the Centennial Trail external link   •  Spokane, Washington   •  (Date Photographed: 09:34:05 Friday 15 June 2016)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 24 July 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0241
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Male Osprey Waiting
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A male osprey greeted his mate who flew near the nest. Next to him in the nest was their fledgeling.


Male Osprey external link external link Waiting   •  From the Centennial Trail external link   •  Spokane, Washington   •  (Date Photographed: 11:21:38 Tuesday 14 June 2016)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 23 July 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0146
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American Kestrel On The Wing
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Went on the monthly bird walk at Mount Pisgah and got this shot of an American Kestrel on the wing. There were four of these marvelous small falcons on and above a dead tree in the park just outside of the arboretum.


American Kestrel external link external link   •  Howard Buford Recreational Area external link   •  Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 11:24:55 Sunday 31 July 2016)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 31 July 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_1572
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Flame Skimmer Dragonfly
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A Flame Skimmer dragonfly perched on a rusty cable before flying off in pursuit of prey.


Flame Skimmer Dragonfly external link   •  From the Vern Adkison Bridge internal link   •  Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link   •  34901 Frank Parrish Rd.   •  Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 11:50:56 3 July, 2016)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 21 July, 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0810
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Chestnut-colored Woodpecker
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My posting of Wednesday 8 April, 2009 internal link was incorrect. The bird was not a Ringed Woodpecker but a Chestnut-colored Woodpecker. My apologies to anyone who cares.


Chestnut-colored Woodpecker external link external link   •  Amazon River   •  Peru   •  (Date Photographed: 17:35:26 Wednesday 8 April 2009)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 19 July, 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TNT_5951
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Female Wood Duck
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A female Wood Duck swimming amid the lily pads of the Delta Ponds in Eugene, Oregon.


Female Wood Duck or Carolina Duck external link   •  Delta Ponds external link   •  Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 08:45:53 Thursday 7 July, 2016)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 17 July, 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_1089
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Flame Skimmer Dragonfly
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This photo of a Flame Skimmer Dragonfly was taken from the Adkison Bridge in the Mt. Pisgah Arboretum.


Flame Skimmer Dragonfly external link   •  From the Vern Adkison Bridge internal link   •  Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link   •  34901 Frank Parrish Rd.   •  Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 11:47:50 3 July, 2016)   •  (Date Published: Friday 15 July, 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0806
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American Bullfrog
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This photo of an American Bullfrog was taken from the Adkison Bridge in the Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. This is an invasive species that's here to stay.


An American Bullfrog external link   •  Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link   •  34901 Frank Parrish Rd.   •  Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 11:42:14 3 July, 2016)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 14 July, 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T16_0799
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