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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The great apple pie caper

A gray jay feasts on an apple pie left out at a campsite along Waldo Lake near Oakridge in the Willamette National Forest on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. Gray jays are commonly known as "camp robbers" for their habit of taking food from humans.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Sleepy little hummingbird

It's hard work being a ferocious little hummingbird. Sometimes you just need a power nap for a few seconds. It's a rufous hummingbird in western Oregon on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018.

Take me out to the fair

A sow and piglet nap during a hot afternoon in their pen in the pig barn at the annual Douglas County Fair in Roseburg on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.

The carnival rides spin into the evening on the midway.

Fair goers enjoy an evening of cotton candy and carnival fun.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Smokey sunset in western Oregon

The setting sun is turned orange from wildfire smoke as it sets behind a deer skull mounted on a fence near Elkton in western Oregon on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Numerous wildfires are burning in Oregon and California creating smoky air.

Getting to the point

A rufous hummingbird scrapes its beak on the point of a barbed wire fence at the edge of a pasture along a country road near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. 
Yawning while perched on a fuchsia.

Back on the fence.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Smoky sky in Oregon

The setting sun is turned orange from wildfire smoke as it sets behind swallows perched on utility wires near Elkton in western Oregon on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Numerous wildfires are burning in Oregon and California creating smoky air.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Making a run for it

A pair of black-tailed deer fawns run along a country road near Elkton in western Oregon on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Summer babies


A newly hatched wild turkey chick walks with its mother through a field of grass near the Umpqua River in southwestern Oregon on Aug. 4, 2018. Most wild turkeys hatch their young earlier in the season in western Oregon.
The turkey family walks into an open area briefly on  their jaunt through the grass. The mother turkey seemed to mostly be eating wild blackberries on the edge of the field while her young followed along.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Put 19 birds on it

A flock of starlings perch on an elk at the Dean Creek Wildlife Viewing area in field near Reedsport in southwestern Oregon. on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018.
An elk calf feeds while starling use its back as a perch.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Happy moth

A moth with a brightly colored face feeds on a Queen Anne's lace flower growing along a highway near Reedsport in southwestern Oregon on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018.