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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Visitors on the mountainside

I placed my remote trail camera near the remains of a dead elk in an isolated area on our ranch rear Elkton in western Oregon. Some interesting animals came to feed. This hungry coyote was happy for the free meal.

A beautiful bobcat stopped over for a snack.
Lots of birds were attached to the remains including this majestic hawk... 
and these quarrelsome ravens. I ended up with hundreds of raven photos.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Sparrow perch

A sparrow perches in a blackberry thicket along a road near on a rainy cold day near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019.

Shake it off

A black tailed doe and her fawn shake off rain water while standing in the yard of a home near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Sunday, Jan 6, 2019.  The National weather service has issued a winter weather advisory for the area and is calling for up to 8 inches of wet snow in higher elevations and rain in the valleys.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

New year in the pasture

An oak leaf rests on dew spotted grass in a pasture on a hillside on a farm near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Jan. 1, 2019.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Orange is the newt when attacked

A rough skinned newt crosses a rain soaked road in western Oregon near Elkton on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. Rough skinned newts produce a highly poisonous neurotoxin in their skin and display they orange underbellies as a warning when they feel threatened.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Massive waves on the Oregon coast

Storm watchers at a viewing area, right, are dwarfed as a massive wave crashes against rocks at Shore Acres State Park near Charleston on the south coast of Oregon on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. The National Weather Service has issued a high surf warning for Oregon  with powerful west swell predicted to create breakers of 28 to 32 feet through Monday afternoon.