Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hawk Fanning Himself

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,

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Eagle Landing

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!
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Hummingbirds Love Honeysuckle!

Hummingbirds Love Honeysuckle! This little guy has been hanging around lately.
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Hawk Shaking Off The Rain

Hawk Shaking Off The Rain. Being in the 40's and raining on us up in the mountains, many of the birds were doing this.
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Mule Deer Fawn

Mule Deer Fawn. Blends in pretty well!
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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bird Of Prey In Flight

Bird Of Prey In Flight. I like getting photographs of birds, this is one I took.
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Cover Of Calendar

Portrait Of A Dove

Portrait Of A Dove. Just one of the doves who come to eat,drink and give us entertainment.
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Fire In The Sky

Fire In The Sky. As 29,000 acres burn (and still burning), it gave us one heck of a sunset!
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Pine White Butterfly

Pine White Butterfly. These butterfly just happen to love yellow. This one has a hint of other colors in it so it must be a female. A pair showed up here yesterday.
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Connecting Dragonflies

Connecting Dragonflies. I mentioned having photo's of mating dragonflies and how strange it looks in another photo. Well I am not a bug expert, but this looks pretty wild to me!!
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Angel Face Rose

Angel Face Rose. I highly recommend this rose for anyone with a garden. The smell is just delightful!! Bought at the Redmond Greenhouse, Redmond Oregon last year or the year before that.
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Mother Nature Makes Everything A Little Different

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Butterfly Who Stopped In For A Drink

Butterfly Who Stopped In For A Drink This butterfly stopped in near our pond just a little bit ago where it is muddy for a long drink. I do wonder what kind of butterfly it is.
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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Visiting Is Over

Visiting Is Over. One of the birds who show up at our place. This bird will be back.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

In A Galaxy Far Far Away

In A Galaxy Far Far Away, The inhabitants work diligently on food for the cold time ahead.
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Central Oregon Field Burn

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.
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A Closer Look At A Lily

Honey Bees Work Is never Done

Honey Bees Work Is never Done. Sound familiar? We have a lot of honey bees at our home doing their jobs right now. I took this yesterday.
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Oregon Lake Trout

Oregon Lake Trout. Fish are everywhere here in Oregon this year!
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It Is Just To Hot!

It Is Just To Hot! Who says wildlife does not speak our language? Many birds of prey were caught with their wings up to cool themselves off Saturday. I caught one bird panting even! Oh this one knows I am there.
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Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture Taking A Break. It was hot and many birds were taking breaks.
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Canyon Stream

Canyon Stream. Black Canyon Wilderness, Oregon. We found ourselves in the black canyon wilderness, nearest town is Dayville Oregon.
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Red Tailed Hawk In A Dive

Red Tailed Hawk In A Dive. This hawk is after something.
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Golden Dragon Fly

Golden dragon fly I captured with my camera while out in the horses pasture as the neighboring farm was burning his field.
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Monday, August 16, 2010

Eagle In Waiting For A Meal

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.
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Antelope Buck

Antelope Buck. Saturday was mainly a bird of prey day, however this buck and his harem we did see as well. It is that time of the year.
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bird Of Prey In All Its Glory

Bird Of Prey In All Its Glory. Saturday was a good day for seeing birds.
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Relationship Between Honey Bee And A Sunflower ~ In Photographs

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 more

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Pine Sawyer Beetle

Coralie aka Mrsroadrunner: Insects Bees,Spiders &emdash; Pine Sawyer Beetle
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!
Coralie aka Mrsroadrunner: Insects Bees,Spiders &emdash; Pine Sawyer Beetle
This photo the Pine Sawyer Beetle is in its natural environment.
Coralie aka Mrsroadrunner: Insects Bees,Spiders &emdash; Pine Sawyer Beetle
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.

Coralie aka Mrsroadrunner: Insects Bees,Spiders &emdash; Pine Sawyer Beetle
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.
Coralie aka Mrsroadrunner: Insects Bees,Spiders &emdash; Pine Sawyer Beetle
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.

Coralie aka Mrsroadrunner: Insects Bees,Spiders &emdash; Pine Sawyer Beetle

Coralie aka Mrsroadrunner: Insects Bees,Spiders &emdash; Pine Sawyer Beetle

Coralie aka Mrsroadrunner: Insects Bees,Spiders &emdash; Pine Sawyer Beetle

Coralie aka Mrsroadrunner: Insects Bees,Spiders &emdash; Pine Sawyer Beetle

Coralie aka Mrsroadrunner: Insects Bees,Spiders &emdash; Pine Sawyer Beetle

Coralie aka Mrsroadrunner: Insects Bees,Spiders &emdash; Pine Sawyer Beetle

Coralie aka Mrsroadrunner: Insects Bees,Spiders &emdash; Pine Sawyer Beetle

Coralie aka Mrsroadrunner: Insects Bees,Spiders &emdash; Pine Sawyer Beetle

Coralie aka Mrsroadrunner: Insects Bees,Spiders &emdash; Pine Sawyer Beetle

Back to the log!
Coralie aka Mrsroadrunner: Insects Bees,Spiders &emdash; Pine Sawyer Beetle
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!

Orange-belted Bumblebee or Tricoloured Bumble Bee

Orange-belted Bumblebee or Tricoloured Bumble Bee. Even you who do not like bugs have to admit this is a pretty bee, right? This is on one of our sunflowers.
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Honey Bees Work Is Never Done

Honey Bees Work Is Never Done. One of a series I did on, you guessed it a honey bee!!
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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Birds On Horseback

Birds On Horseback. Now could I pass this shot up??
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Osprey Eating His Catch

Osprey Eating His Catch. If you want to see a expert fishing bird, this is it! The bald eagles have been known to steal these ospreys meal so they are always looking out for others to steal it.
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Show Horse Taking A Break

Show Horse Taking A Break. This farm produces world class winning show and sport horses. I love to watch to see what they are letting out in the pasture next!
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A Snake That Crossed My Path

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.
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Stop,Drop and Roll!

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.
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A Quail Taking In The Evening Sun

A Quail Taking In The Evening Sun. These quail are funny, they will jump on the fence posts and just bask in the sun. We see this in the evenings mostly.
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Zinnia Flower In Our Garden.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Activity Within A Sunflower

Activity Within A Sunflower. I noticed something was not right with this sunflower, upon closer inspection I found a row of bees within the sunflower.
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Honey Bees Coming And Going From A Hive

Honey Bees Coming And Going From A Hive. The farmers have many of these bee hives set up for the bees to do the work of pollinating.
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Bald Eagle, Wild and Free As It Should Be

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.

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Bikini Skiing

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! 

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Possibly a Pine Sawyer Beetle?

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.
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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

ICU!

ICU! This is a Mule Deer Doe. They always seam to freeze, than bolt!
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Flowering Onion In Our Garden

Sky As The Rooster Rock Wildfire Burns Over 6000 acres

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.
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Sky As The Rooster Rock Wildfire Burns Over 6000 acres

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.
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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Colors Of Our Moss Roses

Colors Of Our Moss Roses. I could not choose just one, so here are four colors.
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Life In The Garden

Life In The Garden. This honey bee is on his daily rounds checking all the flowers.
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Frog Friend

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.
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Juvenile Red Tail Hawk Eating, A Photo Essay

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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Popular Sunflower

Popular Sunflower. A littler earlier today, I noticed this sunflower in our garden had a lot of activity going on within its yellow leaves.
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Oregon Sunset

Oregon Sunset. Where this was taken some think is eastern Oregon, though it is still central Oregon.
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Colors Of A Gladiolus

Colors Of A Gladiolus. Our first glad of the season opened up this morning to show all its colors.
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Wild Turkeys

Wild Turkeys. We seen several hens and a dozen or so poults (baby turkeys). We seen several Toms, (4 or 5 ), at a different time all hanging out together.
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Flying Bird OF Prey

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
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Moving Cattle

Moving Cattle. I think I can say comfortably and respectfully, this is one of our many Vaquero's here in our state.
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Monday, August 2, 2010

A Splash Of Color

A Splash Of Color. Our newest lily to bloom.
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Ranch Horse

Ranch Horse. What a typical working horse looks like around here.
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Bird Of Prey Perched In A Tree.

Bird Of Prey Perched In A Tree. This is one of the pair that was up in this tree.
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A Canyon Scene

A Canyon Scene. A day in the life in Oregon.
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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Bird Of Prey Finishing A Meal

Bird Of Prey Finishing A Meal. Found this bird finishing up what looked like a rodent. Soon after this the bird flue off. Several of these (some kind of hawk), were in this area. Talking very loudly to each other.
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