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Mexican Free-tailed Bats (100,000) outflying a lava tube cave in Northern California (composite)


A cow moose feeding in Christian Pond at Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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Red-Tailed Hawk     Canada Geese     Brown Bear     Tarantula

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Owlivia, a rescued screech owl, just released in our woods


Deer in our front yard just after the spring snow melt


Finches, feeding on thistle seeds in our yard


Here is a ground squirrel having nuts for lunch


And, a wild swan on lake Selmac in Oregon


This bear found us near the
Snake River in Grand Teton National Park


A prong-horned antelope on the --- flat in Jackson Hole


Ring-neck (common) loon on Roche Lake, British Columbia


Canada Geese at Ice House Lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains


The great Bald Eagle perches in wait for fish above the Snake River in Jackson Hole, WY


Sooty Shearwaters appear in the Monterey Bay by the hundreds of thousands in late spring


A california Gray Whale on it's annual migration off Monterey Bay, CA


Coyote in winter at Yosemite National Park, California


Wild turkeys at Pinacles National Monument in California


The mighty California Elephant Seal at
Año Nuevo wildlife reserve on the California coast


Pacific White-side Dolphins riding the bow wake in Monterey Bay


Here is a California Sea Lion on the beach near Monterey, CA


There is a wild Bobcat under the park table. Taken at Pinacles NM


A Great White Egret stands silent and motionless awaiting prey at Hume Lake in the California Sierra Nevada mountains.


Considered large at five inches across this California Tarantula crosses a hiking trail at Pinnacles National Monument.


Here is Hantz, one of a family of wild pigs near our campsite. He is rooting in the soft ground in a dry creek bed. Also, in the Pinnacles NM


An Osprey perched on a tree limb above
the Rogue River in Oregon


A pair of baby humming birds in a nest
under a roof overhang in Jan Jose, California


Beluga, the white whale, entering a cove on
the Pacific coast of British Columbia


A Bald Eagle at the North shore of Vancouver Island near Georgia Straight.


This Red Squirrel likes to feed from a bird feeder at Graycliff Cottage B&B in BC.


And this Gray Squirrel finds seeds that fall from our bird feeder onto our lawn.


A mom and baby Wild Turkey visiting our yard and finding some bugs and bits to eat.

Canada Geese


A wild Canada Goose has made
her nest on the roof of our goat
shed and she is now
preparing for hatchlings.


Still sitting, still waiting through rain, wind, cold and snow. About two weeks into March we had snow. She was not deterred.


After 28 days of waiting, on a warm day in early April, a proud Mother Goose hatched five beautiful, fluffy, yellow chicks.


Father Goose arrived from his watch not far away and soon they were all down in the grass and ready to head for the forest.

Red-Tailed Hawk

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       On May 23rd. we were working in our garden, cleaning up along the edge of our dog fence. There we spotted a baby hawk chick. Apparently,   she had fallen or was blown from her nest in a tall pine tree by the strong winds that blew a few days earlier. Kate called Wildlife Images and was given some ideas on how to take care of the baby Red Tail Hawk.
       We put some fir branches and leaves in a plastic basket, gathered up the baby hawk and placed her in her new nest (the basket), and hung it in a madrone tree. In less than an hour the baby started calling for its parents. Soon after, mom hawk arrived with some food. We watched as both parents took their turns coming to the nest and feeding baby.
      Picture number three was taken from about 100 ft. away near our horse barn. I set my camera on the tripod and waited until almost sundown to snap this image of baby. Picture four is father hawk waiting nearby on the branch of an oak tree. Picture five is mother hawk feeding her baby. They brought all kinds of delicious things to eat, like mouse, gopher, bird and snake. The last picture was taken on June 2nd. Baby hawk is growing and shows more dark feathers. Her facial features are looking more like a hawk than a baby.
     We had to leave her now as we had a 10 day trip to California planned. We returned on June 12th, the very day baby hawk fledged. We missed the excitement but our neighbors Norm and Judy, who were feeding our cats, saw her in the morning. She was stretching up high in her nest and spreading her wings. Now, on June 15th. we can hear her persistent calling from high in the 120 ft. pine and fir forest at the back in our property. When her parents bring her more food, of course, all is quiet. (She continued calling through the end of August. Now, I think, she is hunting food on her own.)

Three pictures below are from Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Educational Center in Merlin, Oregon.
They have many rescued animals. Some are permanent residents but most are released back to the wild.
You can visit them for a tour or just have a look at their web site at Wildlife Images.

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"Yak", a Grizzly (or Alaska Brown) bear.


"Clark", a Cougar or mountain lion


"Ms. Jefferson", a young Bald Eagle.