Saturday was a wet day up in the mountains here in Oregon. We found ourselves in a ghost town really nothing at all remains of the original logging town. We were just as close to the Idaho boarder as we were to home, more eastern Oregon than central Oregon.
With this said there was wildlife! Which brings me to to the title of this post. The weather was cold, it was rainy and wet.
I caught this hawk fanning himself between rain drops,
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
|Eagle Landing. This is just one of four golden eagles seen Saturday on our outing here in Central Oregon. It was rainy and cold but the wildlife were more hungry than worrying about the weather.|
One of these eagles were found in the road eating on road kill. While two others were up on the hillside as this one was. I did not even see one of the eagles until Guy pointed it out!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
|Central Oregon Field Burn. People were asking about my dragonfly photo, and how I was getting the bugs to stay still. Predators will wait for bugs or critters to run from the fire. This is the neighboring farm to the land our horses are on. This goes on every year! It is controlled and really it is either this, or chemicals.... I guess. For us with allergies it is not the best thing.|
This is a controversial subject, field burning. I do not really like it, but..... The farmers do put them out rather quickly, or that is the way it is supposed to go.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
|Eagle In Waiting For A Meal. I believe this to be a young golden eagle. We came across many birds of prey on our outing Saturday. The electrical pole gives a good reference of how big this bird is. At this time of the year we have many youngsters out and about.|
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Some people know I am a disabled photographer. Some people may not know this at all? Why I do nature and wildlife shots has been talked about a little in my photographs. Why don't I do more people? I have been known to shake uncontrollable around people. I do not want too, I just do. No matter how costly a camera is, no came Read morehttp://www.mrsroadrunner.com/
Friday, August 13, 2010
This is the Pine Sawyer Beetle . It is said to be the biggest beetle in North America and if you seen the size of this beetle you may just believe it!
Checking out a wildfire burn area brought me to another log where I seen something move. Upon further investigation , this beetle emerged. In the photograph above you can see the this creature lives in the darkness. Helping to break down trees in the wild, however I have heard they do get into places where people live, since frankly we do live where they also live!
This photo the Pine Sawyer Beetle is in its natural environment.
I can not personally say I know anyone who has kept these as pets, or a feed source for another pet. Nor have I heard of these biting anyone, however it clearly looks like it could bite someone ?? I try not to handle the creatures I find to observe and photograph. Though I did move this one to see what it would do.
This photo shows that it does look like it has functional wings, now at this stage of life if it uses these wings to fly I did not observe for it was day time.
What I found interesting is, I put this beetle oh 12" from its home? Now insects are just fascinating to me. They use scent as well as other senses to find their way . This Pine Sawyer Beetle was no different and turned around to head back to the burned out log I found it in.
Back to the log!
Figured I stressed this Pine Sawyer Beetle out enough and thanked it as I left it alone to find something else to get my time and attention.
I hope you enjoyed the photos. Hoping stressing this little guy/gal out for the short time I did, then writing this will benefit many for the time this took. Thank you for coming by!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
|A Snake That Crossed My Path. This is one of our harmless snakes here, I believe a gofer snake? I was happy to see it for it seams as if we have had a decline in snakes lately. If you like snakes or not, this decline is a bad thing.|
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
|Stop,Drop and Roll! As one of my sons and I were walking the field the horses just had to follow. I told my son he is now graduated to a full member of my geldings family. Horses do not do this unless they are secure around a person. My son was startled, for my gelding has never done this with him right there before.|
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
|Bald Eagle, Wild and Free As It Should Be. I found this eagle sitting high up on the hill in this tree watching down at the lake. I started to climb, stopping every other step or so to take shots. When I got to close, this bald eagle took flight, sorry to say in the other direction! The canyon is steep, so I made my way down to the truck where Guy and the dogs were waiting.|
I could see when I was getting to close, this bald eagle started looking around for a way out. A safe way out. I could have climbed to the top, looked over to see where this eagle went. But the climb was steep and these eagles can fly far in a very short time.
The bald eagle is not the biggest eagle we have, but they are our national bird.http://www.mrsroadrunner.com/
|Bikini Skiing. Good way to get a tan. Lake Billy Chinook Oregon. We watched this women ski for a while. Our area is known for nature and outdoors. People come here to take advantage of our wide open spaces.|
We get some really cool water skiers and other water sports people on Lake Billy Chinook. Pretty cool to watch these people! http://www.mrsroadrunner.com/
Monday, August 9, 2010
|Possibly a Pine Sawyer Beetle? Found this beetle within a dead and decaying tree. A rather large beetle!! 3-4 inches in length. It was big for a bug!! I horrased it long enough for some photographs than let it go back and hide in the dead tree. The length of this bug reminded me of the hissing bugs I used to have. Though this beetle seamed to be a bit bigger. Not sure if it bit or not so I moved it around with a stick.|
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
|Sky As The Rooster Rock Wildfire Burns Over 6000 acres. This is outside Our door, our town was thick with smoke yesterday. This is not at sunset. |
|Sky As The Rooster Rock Wildfire Burns Over 6000 acres. This is outside Our door, our town was thick with smoke yesterday. This is not at sunset. We have not seen our mountains in days. When the smoke is thick from wildfires it gives me the feeling of being confined when outside. Visibility is not far. Allergies just go nuts! We just wait for the wind to blow another direction. |
More storms are supposed to be on the way, lets hope rain is within those storms.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
|Frog Friend On One Of My Many Houseplants. I talk of my little friends that I welcome into my world. This is one of them. Some of them know my voice, and know I will not harm them but will give them a place they can be safe. These frogs are wild and come and go as they please.|
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
We came upon a site last weekend I would like to share. At first I did not know what species of hawk this was, but with help from others the question of what kind of hawk this is was answered!
Photography of wildlife is never to pass up a opportunity, even if you do not know exactly what species of wildlife you are capturing.
We came upon this scene and I was instantly ready with the camera.
This hawk eating his meal he caught. I really do not know if this is a male or female so I will just say he.
Now this photo looks like this youngster is regurgitating. I do not understand why? But maybe someone out there can answer this question? I am a curious person about such things. Maybe this was a really young one?? Who knows, anyone?
This is when I feel he realized he was being watched by something bigger than the other hawk who was "talking" very loudly.
He looks like he is going to dart, or is contemplating it.
This is when he noticed me. I was ten feet or so away from him, so I was not hiding.
I zoomed in a little more for this shot,
That is when his mind was made up. He had but finished all of his meal. So .....
It was time to go!
One more for the road,
We watched as he made his way away from me!
Thank you for stopping by my photo essay of the Juvenile Red Tailed Hawk.
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010
|Flying Bird OF Prey. After catching this hawk eating, he/she took off flying. We have some theories going on about what kind of bird of prey this is. Bird Of Prey Eating, this bird eating http://www.gather.com/viewImage.action?fileId=3096224746472623|