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Monday, April 21, 2014

Look up! It's my photo in Smithsonian Magazine

Bad news: it's going to be rainy this year in Oregon for the Lyrid meteor shower. Good news: Smithsonian Magazine used one of my photos, via, from a few years ago with their story. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter owls

I spent part of Easter Sunday hanging out with the barn owl nestling in the barn on our ranch in southwestern Oregon.  
One of the parent owls perches on a nearby rafter. In owls, as with other raptors, the female is typically the larger of the mated pair.  

Notice the small owlet at bottom right. He was very shy and I only saw him a few times. The nest now has five baby owls. If the rodent population stays strong the owls could continue to add to their family.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Waiting for dinner

A spider waits for prey on an apple blossom in an orchard in southwestern Oregon on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

My photo on

It's my photo in the Spring photo gallery on

Snuggle time

A pair of barn owl owlets snuggle in their nest box in the top of an old barn on a farm near Elkton, Ore., on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Barn owns are the most widely distributed species of owl in the world.
I tried, but couldn't get all four of the owlets in one picture. Maybe next time.
A shaft of sunlight highlights on of the owlets.