Tim Akimoff

Tim Akimoff


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Pretty sure he’s re-enacting the T. Rex roar scene from “Jurassic Park.”

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I do believe mom and dad coordinated the goslings so they could get a few moments of peace and quiet.

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The violet-greens like to collect nest materials, I think, off the pathway around the wetlands. They also like to wait until just before I walk up before they fly away. It’s like a game.

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These house finches have been a consistent delight this spring. I love bird watching wherever I go, but sometimes the home birds are the best medicine.

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Always wondered how we ended up with five fingers and five toes, no more, no less. Now I know. -

Just because there’s two minutes left in #WorldOtterDay , and because I like wildlife, and otters should probably not be as likable as they are, but they tend to capture attention like few other mustelids.

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There’s no middle ground with air conditioning in hotel rooms. It’s either 75 degrees in the room and the thing blows hot air, or you’re putting on more layers to insulate yourself from the arctic blast.

Tried to go birding after work today, but it’s 96-degrees in Medford, and the birds are quiet. I guess I’m people watching for the rest of the evening.

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Now if the damn thing would just start sweeping by itself. That would be really impressive. #broomchallenge 

I’ve put my GoPro in a lot of rivers, but I’ve never gotten the kind of clarity you get when the Kokanee are spawning in the Wallowa River.

People really piss me off sometimes. This is a wetland, a refuge for wildlife in an industrial area. If you can’t control your dog, even when on a leash, don’t bring it to a wildlife area. Not to mention the kid laughing uncontrollably while the dog chomps the poor snake.

Finally got the Golden-crowned kinglet without a stick in front of its face. Just look at this little ball of fluff. #Oregon  #Birds  #Birding  #BirdWatching  #GoldenCrownedKinglet 

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I get to work with a lot of turtles in my line of work. They’re good conservation-education partners. But meeting this old turtle on a rural road in Indiana a few years back still bounces around my memory chambers from time to time. #WorldTurtleDay 

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I skipped lunch to go birding today and then saw this crow cruising out with a mouthful and immediately regretted it.

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Still one of my favorite snake encounters of all time. I haven’t seen this particular Red-spotted garter snake yet this year, but we have it on trail cam, and today I saw its shed. #WorldSnakeDay 

Rural decay. Someday we’ll all be reclaimed by the moss and the ferns. And that is very comforting.

If this ain’t the prettiest pair of purple martins around, then it’s because I just don’t see them often enough. That’s a dapper dude and a lovely lady.

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One of Oregon‘s famed spider-to-catch-the-fly critters, the Cinnibar moth was introduced to Oregon to help control the noxious weed tansy ragwort, which is poisonous to deer, elk and cattle.

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