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Adult with young on back

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Trip to Burns, Oregon, 25 May to 23 June 2006 with David R. James & Damon S. Calderwood. Around 7 pm David and I drove out to the Double O Ranch to check out the Snowy Plover. We drove right…
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Adult in flight with vole

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Feeding Alligator Lizard

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Trip to Burns, Oregon, with David R. James & Damon S. Calderwood - 20 May - 23 June 2006. Photography of Loggerhead Shrikes 4 - 6 eggs - 11 June - young just hatched The nest, located in sage 4…
by Donald E Waite
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Male in flight exiting nest

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Male and female Bushtits are distinguished by their eyes - the female has a yellow eye while the male's is black. This is the best male bushtit photograph at the nest I’ve ever seen in all my years of photography.
by Donald E. Waite
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Adult feeding young

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Damon took this photo of a Brown Creeper feeding some kind of a grub to a ready-to-fledge young. There are 2 ways to know that the young are almost ready to leave home. First off, they become quite noisy as…
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Parent doing wing flutter

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The parents would often both appear at the nest simultaneously and one would do a wing flutter as a kind of greeting to the other. I've observed this way of a greeting with other species. This photograph was taken in…
by Donald E. Waite
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Female feeding ready-to-fledge young

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Here’s another link with great information on the American Dipper: https://www.donniedipper.com/
by Donald E. Waite
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Male with young

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Trip to Burns, Oregon, with David R. James & Damon S. Calderwood 20 May - 23 June 2006. We found this family of Mountain Bluebirds in the unoccupied nest of an American Robin. Although this occurrence had been documented, it…
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Male in flight

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Damon Calderwood and I photographed this nest pretty much daily for the better part of a week with 2 different high-speed lighting systems. The 4 strobes were all set to fire at 1/16 of full power resulting in captures taken…
by Donald Waite
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