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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

'Twas the night before Halloween

As dusk falls the night before Halloween, a bat yawns as it awakes with its colony as they and prepare for their nightly insect hunting flights on a farm near Elkton on Oct. 30, 2019. 
A cute little guy.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Climate Strike in Vancouver, British Columbia with Greta Thunberg

Swedish teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg prepares to speak to thousand gathered in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia during a rally after a climate strike march. According to Vancouver police about 15,000 people took part in the event.
Thousands took part in the march and gathered in from the of the Vancouver Art Gallery for the rally.
Young Canadians came out in huge numbers for the Climate Strike.

A group of children look on from behind a barricade.
Greta Thunberg leaves the rally behind a protective barrier of volunteers.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Walnut thief

On a wet fall day, a Steller's jay snatches a walnut from the roof of a shed in an orchard near Elkton in western Oregon on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. The bird was using it's powerful beak to break open the nuts and eat the tender meat inside.

A western scrub-jay also got in on the action.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Shake it off

A wild black tailed deer shakes off a thick coating of rainwater while browsing in a field along a country road near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. The deer, and about 10 other does and fawns, were spending the rainy afternoon feeding in the pasture.

Turkey time

A wild turkey walks past a tree covered in colorful fall leaves along the Umpqua River near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

High surf advisory

A group of people watch from an outcrop as massive waves crash on the rocks at Shore Acres State Park near Charleston on the south coast of Oregon on Oct. 17, 2019. The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory for the southern Oregon coast through Friday with the possibility  of breaking waves of 20 to 25 feet. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Fall flight

As seen through a screen of colorful fall leaves, a bald eagle takes flight from a tree along the Umpqua River near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2109.

Monday, October 14, 2019

A cute little stinker

A skunk forages in a pasture along the Umpqua River near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Although skunks have excellent smell and hearing, skunks are known to have very poor vision and can only see objects that are right in front of them.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Fresh sushi for breakfast

A wild bald eagle feeds on a fish while perched on a grassy rock in the Umpqua River near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

An apple a day

An American robin feeds on an apple on lovely fall day in western Oregon near Elkton on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

No Bull

A bullfrog basks in the late afternoon sun while floating in a cattle watering trough on a ranch near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Bullfrogs are considered an invasive species in Oregon. 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

I see you

A wild black bear pauses to look around while foraging in an open area on a hillside near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. The bear appeared to be feeding on acorns. 
Don't try this at home. I took these photos using an extreme telephoto lens from a safe distance.