Posted by: atowhee | June 2, 2015


edult female  (1 of 1)These first eight images were taken by birder/photographer George Peterson on one of his Bird Festival trips.  I’m not the only one who can’t stop taking pictures of Great Gray Owls.  I originally misspelled “festival” but am now re-thinking it, maybe it really was a “feastival” after all. edult female  (2 of 2) edult female  (3 of 2) hunting male (1 of 1)White-headed Woodpecker delivering chow to chicks. white headed woodpecker (1 of 1) young owl  (1 of 2) young owl  (2 of 2) young owl 2 (1 of 1)All of George’s photos come from trip on the Howard Prairie Plateau in the Cascades east of Ashland.


Here’s a woodpecker that’s not in my backyard, or yours, I’ll venture to add:10989222_10205288360627014_1001438937399263317_oEmmalisa Whalley took these shots of a Black-backed Woodpecker feeding young along OR62 northeast of Medford. 11263010_10205288360667015_3119931178049506056_oSeablush carpets some of the wetter meadows in the Cascades right now.  sea blush (1280x960)Pair of cranes at Howard Prairie.   We saw not colts [young cranes]…yet.too crans

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