Category Archives: wildlife

~ 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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Life ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Muse

This past week’s photo challenge asked us to select a place or scene that serves as a muse. The more I thought about it and cast about for ideas, the more I realized that everything around me is my muse; … Continue reading

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~~~ Raising Crows ~~~

For the past few years we have had a pair of crows nesting in or near our yard.  The process of raising their fledgling continues long after the young bird has left its nest.  For days on end, while it … Continue reading

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