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Friday, February 15, 2019

Pretty birds

A western bluebird perches on a sapling in a field near the Umpqua River in western Oregon near Elkton on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, western bluebirds are found in open woodland, both coniferous and deciduous. They also live in backyards, burned areas, and farmland, from sea level far up into the mountains. 
Taking flight 
An American kestrel perches on a nearby sapling. The small falcon appeared to be hunting the flock of nearby western bluebirds.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Bath time

A black tailed deer doe licks her yearling fawn in a pasture on a rainy afternoon in rural western Oregon near Elkton on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Saturated kestrel

A common kestrel perches on a utility line during a rainy day in western Oregon on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. Kestrels are an adaptable species with wide distribution in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. They are part of the falcon family.

Pestering hawk

A northern harrier hawk pesters a larger hawk perched on a fence post along a pasture near Elkton in rural waster Oregon on Saturday, Feb, 9, 2019.

Alas, if only I had taken the picture a fraction of a second later. My decent photo would have been an amazing photo. Next time!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Hazelnut tree planting season

910 dormant hazelnut trees painted and ready for planting near Elkton in western Oregon on Feb. 6, 2019. The paint prevents sunburn during the summer. We grow USDA organic hazelnuts on our family ranch.
Lily photobombs the scene.

Mama's milk

A newborn lamb nurses from its mother in a pasture on a farm near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Climate Kids take New York

The 21 youth plaintiffs in the Juliana v U.S. constitutional climate change lawsuit gathered in New York last week for numerous high level media presentations and community events.
Kelsey and Levi and a selfie during down time.
Walking tour of Washington Square Park.
Miko and Jayden listen during a community event at the New York Society for Ethical Culture.
Levi and Aji listen during a meeting.
Miko gets a high five from the director during a filming session in a Manhattan studio.
Kelsey and Hazel 
20 of the 21 plaintiffs gather on stage during the community event at the New York Society for Ethical Culture.
Avery enjoys the view from the studios of manhattan media company.
Jayden, who lives in Louisiana, had not seen snow for 10 years. 
Keeping warm was important as temperatures dropped to zero during the week. Nick, Xiuhtezcalt, and Aji pass the time while waiting in the lobby of a Manhattan office building.