Category Archives: Animals

Mother Nature Monday #13: Hillside steer

7/31/2011: A steer grazes on a hillside along Highway 26 and Paloma Road near Mokelumne Hill.

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Mother Nature Monday #11: Unborrowing owl

5/2/2014: A burrowing owl sits atop a fence pole along Ruggles Frontage Road and Arch Airport Road at the Stockto Metropolitan Airport in Stockton.

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Mother Nature Monday #7: Bees knees

7/30/2010: A bumble bee hunts for nectar on a flower in Medford, Oregon.

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Mother Nature Monday #5: Horsing around

12/14/2005: A horse grazes during sunset in a pasture along Campo Seco Road and Chili Camp Road near Campo Seco in Calaveras county.

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Mother Nature Monday #3: Dew drop in

12/20/2011: A dew drop hangs on a grape vine in a foggy vineyard along Peltier Road and Rond Road in Thornton.

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The Great Backyard Bird Count

The current Record’s Reader Photo Challenge assignment of “birds” is halfway done. An event that dovetails (pardon the pun) neatly with this challenge is the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The count, put on by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, was started in 1998 and was the first online citizen/science project […]

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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: For the birds

The subject for the next Readers Photo Challenge assignment is for the birds. Actually, it is birds. The trickiest thing about photographing birds of almost any type is that they can be very skittish. It’s very difficult to get close enough to get a good shot of one or even a flock of them. A […]

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Dog Day afternoon

Today is National Dog Day. Dogs are some of the most loyal of pets. We not only consider them as our pets but as our companions, confidants and even a part of our families. They are our working partners as well. We employ them in law enforcement, search and rescue and as service animals. It’s […]

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(Wild)life of the party

While on our recent family vacation to San Diego my son and I were walking the beach of La Jolla Cove when we heard a lifeguard say over a loudspeaker: “Please do not harass the sea lions. Please back away from them.” A small pod of the ocean mammals relaxed at the far end of […]

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Random photo #37: Upon reflection

An egret is reflected as it rests on a partially submerged log in the waters of Smith Canal in Stockton.

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