Category Archives: wildlife

~ American Wigeon (?) ~ Wordless Wednesday ~

Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge – Ridgefield, WA  USA

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~ Wordless Wednesday + WPC – Mirror 2 ~

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~ Conconully by Canoe + WPC – Cherry On Top ~

Thursday afternoon, I rented a canoe and paddled Jello over to the 72 foot high (~21 m) earthen dam that created this reservoir. Constructed by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in 1910-11, and reconstructed in 1969, the Conconully Dam is … Continue reading

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~ Cormorant Deference Dance ~ Weekly Photo Challenge – Dance ~

A Double-crested Cormorant riding driftwood in the tide performed a series of submissive moves, as it approached and passed a dominant Double-crested Cormorant. Notice how stark still the dominant bird remains upon its stationary float. This happened quite a distance … Continue reading

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~ Rough-skinned Newt ~ Cee’s Fun PC – Things That are Rough ~

When I spotted this critter on the trail at Cape Disappointment, I knew it was from the salamander family. It didn’t move, as I crept closer with my iPhone to snap these shots. (I’d already drained the battery in my … Continue reading

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~ Friday Flyers ~ Wood Duck & Pintail ~

My father is adjusting well to his new digs at Timberwood Memory Care in Albany, Oregon. Last Tuesday, my sister Lori, and I visited him in the morning. While she served him a favorite orange roll out in the commons … Continue reading

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~ River Otters in the Wild ~ Tuesday Two by Two ~

I don’t see the river otters as often when we visit Orcas Island in autumn, as I did when we stayed during the summer. Always fun to watch, these two seemed very comfortable as they fished and snacked in front … Continue reading

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