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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Rodents of unusual size: nutria

A nutria begs for food scraps on the bank of a pond behind a shopping center in Roseburg, Ore., on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Nutria, also know as coypu, are native to South America and are considered an invasive species in North America.  

Love the hands.
Don't try this at home.  I'm a trained photographer.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Nectar seeker

A foraging honey bee lands on a blooming artichoke in the backyard garden of a home near Roseburg, Ore., on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Swooping swifts

As dusk falls, hundreds of Vaux's swifts swoop into their roosting spot inside an unused chimney at a community center in Roseburg, Ore., on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. The flock of Vaux's swifts, also known as chimney swifts, use the structure every year for a few weeks during their annual migration through the 

Lazy afternoon

A barn owl naps on a post in our barn in southwestern Oregon on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fruit chew

A blacktailed deer fawn feeds on pears on our ranch in southwestern Oregon on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Bird on a wire

A rufus hummingbird perches on a barbed wire fence along a pasture near Elkton, Ore., on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 

Mantis season

A mantis hunts in a mowed pastures on a farm near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.