Monday, August 18, 2014

Fence lizard

I can't figure out why it's called a western fence lizard. But seriously, a western fence lizard soaks up the sun on a fencepost on our ranch in southwestern Oregon on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.

My photo on Today.com

It's my photo in this week's Animal Tracks gallery on Today.com.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Skunked

A family group of young skunks walk along a dirt road on a hillside at our ranch near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014.
The skunks were so interested in me and my camera that I have skunk nose prints on my lens. After a few minutes they waddled off into the tall grass with no stink being sprayed

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Cheeky little birds

A rufous hummingbird alights on a branch while feeding on fuchsia flowers outside a home near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Some rufous hummingbirds migrate thousands of miles from their summer homes in the Pacific Northwest and the Rocky Mountain states to wintering grounds in Mexico. 

Photo made with Nikon D4 body, Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4 lens, and Nikon 1.7x teleconverter. It's an amazing setup. The lens is getting a old and it's very heavy, but it's still pretty sharp.

Monday, August 4, 2014

My photo on Today.com

It's my frog photo in this week's Animal Tracks gallery on Today.com.

Smoke on the horizon

Smoke from wildfires burning near the California-Oregon border has drifted north and made for an interesting sunset last night.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Zucchini frog

A small Pacific tree frog clings to the stalk of a zucchini plant growing in a backyard garden at our home near Elkton, Ore., on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.