Today’s photos are by a father-and-son team, reader James Blilie and his 12-year-old son Jamie. The first batch is from Jamie, and James’s photos are at bottom. Their notes are indented:
These [first batch below] were all taken this summer by my 12-year old son Jamie. All were taken in Oregon and (mostly) Washington state, in June and July 2016. Most were taken on our place in rural Washington.
A western bluebird (Sialia mexicana), bringing chow for the kids
A dog-day cicada (Tibicen canicularis). Jamie caught it (and immediately released it) on our place. We have lots of these.
A house wren (Troglodytes aedon), taken on Orcas Island, WA.
This is (we think) a purple finch (Haemorhous purpureus).
A golden-mantled ground squirrel (Callospermophilus lateralis), taken at 6500 feet in the Oregon Cascades.
A western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis); we have lots of these too.
A California Quail (Callipepla californica) cock. Jamie pursued this guy around our place for about 20 minutes to get these shots.
And then I [James] have a few of my own shots (same time and place as Jamie’s photos):
A family of raccoons (Procyon lotor) in my friends’ back yard, Seattle, WA.
Mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) at sunset under Mt. Adams, Washington State.
#51008 is an old log of (probably) subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa), 6500 feet elevation, Oregon Cascades.
Two rufous hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus) fighting over a feeder.
Rufous hummingbird at rest.