Thursday, May 19, 2016

From One Summer to Another / VARIOUS DATES 2015 - 2016

Its been awhile since I updated this here ol' blog. School has kept me quite the busy bee and I admit to letting this website fall by the wayside. Considering I keep this blog for myself, more or less, I figured I should fill in the gaps over the last year. In any case, I took the time to capture these images so I should at least post them. These photos were taken between late spring 2015 through the beginning of summer 2016. The two previous blog entries (and the one that will come directly after this) are from trips that also took place also during this time, but demand their own posts due to the nature of those trips. The photos in this post represent random fishing trips, birding excursions, and times spent galavanting in Oregon's magnificent landscapes with friends and family. 

images captured using Canon G12, Lumix DMC-TS5, and i-Phone 6

Western March Brown (Rhithrogena morrisoni)
Lower Deschutes River Canyon

arrowleaf balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata)
silver crazyweed (Oxytropis sericea)
sulphur lupine (Lupinus sulphureus)

Rhithrogena spp. mayfly dun

mourning cloaks (Nymphalis antiopa)

Sceloperus occidentalis (western fence lizard)

gopher snake (Pituophis catenifer)

golden stoneflies (Hesperoperla pacifica)

salmonfly (Pteronarcys dorsata)

salmonfly eater

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) (I think) feeding on the abundance of salmonflies in the air-column

snapdragon skullcap (Scutellaria antirrhinoides)
blue mountain prairie clover (Dalea ornata)

One use for public land?

Dads campin' with the kiddos

 Teach gets lucky with a bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus).
I helped him take these images and later lifted them from his blog. 

North Fork Middle Fork Willamette River

California Sister (Adelpha californica)
northern pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus oregonensis)

 Blue River during the dry dry summer of 2015

Adam lands a Mckenzie River redside

floating the Willamette River through Corvallis

lots of pikeminnow
Middle Earth graffiti 

mountain whitefish (Prosopium williamsoni)

Metolius River
mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus hemionus)
marsh forget-me-not (Myosotis scorpioides)

Nehalem River
coastal cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii clarkii)

Spotted Tussock Moth or Spotted Halisidota caterpillar (Lophocampa maculata)

Depot Bay

California sea lions (Zalophus californianus)

Metolius River kokanee (Oncorhynchus nerka)

Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardii)

brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis), pelagic cormorants (Phalacrocorax pelagicus), and gulls at Seal Rock State Wayside

Heerman's Gulls (Larus heermanni) and Glaucus-winged Gulls (Larus glaucescens)
(i think)
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Black Turnstone (Arenaria melanocephala)
Common Loon (Gavia immer)

female harlequin duck (Histrionicus histrionicus)

an unimpressive photo of a brown booby (Sula leucogaster) at the mouth of Yaquina Bay. This is a rare bird for the Oregon coast. 
deceased Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)
Autumnal wonders
fly agaric (Amanita muscaria)

a Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) at the Philomath Sewage Ponds
poo ponds = waterfowl menagerie 
a female Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) and an Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) in winter plumage
a Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) with the usual Canada Geese (Branta canadensis)

Cabell Marsh at Finley NWR

a Ross's Goose (Chen rossii) with the usual Cackling Geese (Branta hutchinsii)
Barred Owl (Strix varia)

streamer eater

pretty little Metolius bull trout

Middle Deschutes River
redband trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdnerii)

the confluence of Wychus Creek and Middle Deschutes River

domain of eagles

Tangent Christmas Bird Count crew

a nice Middle D redband

We interrupted a couple of Golden Eagles who were finishing off these mule deer scraps.

Crooked River

Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor)
male Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)
a Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) at South Beach State Park.
This is a very rare bird on the Oregon coast.
Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia), uncommon in the Willamette Valley
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)

harbor seals on a rock... at Seal Rock

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva), a suprising find in the Willamette Valley in February.

Silver Creek in Harney County

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus)
an unfortunate black-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus californicus)

a watchful Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) on the nest

white geese!

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Oregon State University Bird Nerds spring field trip SE Oregon

Alvord Desert
Borax Lake

sunset at Malheur Field Station
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)
dramatic Willamette Valley skies
Western Sandpipers (Calidris mauri)
the day Jasper reeled in his first fish!

Mckenzie River

a little Mckenzie River bow
an unlucky Barn Owl (Tyto alba)... or what was left of it

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)

Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus)
American White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchoscongregating at Fern Ridge Marsh 


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