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Reader photo: Goldeneyes cruising about the lake

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UPDATED: Wed., May 20, 2020

Reader photo: Watching for visitors

Gary Miller took this photo of a female black-headed grosbeak on Tuesday near Four Lakes. “Staying home and staying healthy isn’t so bad when there’s a variety of birds visiting,” …

UPDATED: Wed., May 13, 2020

Reader photo: Pewee’s playhouse

Rex Stahly took this photo of a western wood pewee last Thursday, about 5 miles south of Spokane.

UPDATED: Wed., May 6, 2020

Reader photo: kill-deee, kill-deee!

Chelsea Good took this photo of a killdeer laying on its eggs in Spokane. Killdeers are named for the shrill “kill-deee” noise they make. They’re common, particularly in open farm …

Reader photo: A magical Spokane moment

Jerry Rolwes took this photo of a great horned owl on April 20. Rolwes and his grandson, while maintaining proper social distancing, hiked to the nest tree. There they found …

UPDATED: Wed., April 15, 2020

Reader photo: Just finching around

Carrie Dugovic took this photo of a house finch and goldfinch in Colbert on March 26.

UPDATED: Wed., April 8, 2020

Reader photo: Surfing the storm

Christopher Celentano took this “self-portrait” on March 30 at about 6 p.m. off Mullan Point on Tubbs Hill. The Coeur d’Alene-based photographer has been sea kayaking for nearly 15 years.

UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020

Reader photo: Common but beautiful

Connor Nikkola took this photo of an adult mallard duck in downtown Riverfront Park on Feb. 22, 2020. Web extra: Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be …

UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

Reader photo: Spotting a saw-whet owl

Buck Domitrovich took this photo of a Northern saw-whet owl on March 4 in the Lewiston-Clarkston area. The owl “usually roosts during the day up under thick tree branches or …

Reader photo: Nuthatch just hanging

Jerry Rolwes took this photo of a white-breasted nuthatch at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge last Thursday.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

Reader photo: Early morning sunbathing

Joanie Christian took this photo of a coyote on Feb. 19 after getting an early morning tip. “I often get early morning calls from people who have spotted something that …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Reader photo: Signs of spring

Melaine Williams took this photo of a buttercup near Cheney this week. She wrote, “Every year we wait for the first harbinger of spring, the buttercup, to poke its pretty …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Reader photo: Taming the Lion

Ben Read and Hobie Hiler spent Super Bowl Sunday climbing the 7,293-foot Lions Head in the North Idaho Selkirks. The duo approached via Lions Creek up into the South Bowl. …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Reader photo: A flicker to a fir

Bill Stickler took this photo of a female red-shafted northern flicker landing on top of a fir tree in Spokane Valley on Jan. 22. Web extra: Submit your own outdoors-related …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Reader photo: Finding the pow

Sean Mirus took this photo of TR Page skiing through the C Chute area of South Bowl at Schweitzer Mountain on Wednesday. Schweitzer has received 75 inches of snow in …

Reader photo: Brief encounter with red-tailed hawk

Traveling along U.S. Highway 395, Cathy Lee spotted this red-tailed hawk. “It paused for a moment then dove to the ground and was obscured in the vegetation,” she wrote of …

Reader photo: Sneaking into the New Year

Jenna Domitrovich took this photo of a harbor seal near the San Juan Islands in November. “This little harbor seal was trying to sneak up on us when we visited …

Reader photo: Big blue

As dawn’s early light filters in, this great blue heron sits high up in a evergreen watching over its wetland home below. Buck Domitrovich took this photo at Turnbull Wildlife …

Reader photo: An expert diver

Jerry Rolwes took this photo of a bald eagle diving toward Lake Coeur d’Alene on Nov. 30. Rolwes took the photo from the north shore drive before the last boat …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Reader photo: Bluebird weather on Pyramid Peak

Ben Read stands on top of Pyramid Peak in the Idaho Selkirks on Sunday. Although winter has started slowly in the region, conditions were “great up high,” Read said, with …

Reader photo: Duck, duck … duck

Cathy Lee took this photo of a duck near a small pond near E. 61st Ave. and the Palouse Highway. “I saw this pair of ducks playing and flying in …

Reader photo: The young and (not yet) bald

A young bald eagle gets ready to launch. It takes about five years for bald eagles to acquire their white head and tail. Buck Domitrovich took this photo at the …

Reader photo: Munchin’ moose

Jonathan Wisor captured this photo of a moose trio at a wetland on the bank of the Little Spokane River on Nov. 11. “I know not to approach a moose …

Reader photo: The holiest quail

Joanie Christian took this photo of a quail in a golden tamarack in her front yard in October. “They were traversing about on the branches of the tree like it …

Reader photo: Hoo’s ready for winter?

A great gray owl looks out across its Rocky Mountain kingdom as the sun slowly sets and the temperature begins to drop. Buck Domitrovich took this photo in Southwest Montana …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Reader photo: The moose movers

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife had to remove a momma moose and her two babies from Audubon Park on Friday. This photo, taken by Melaine Williams, shows a …

Reader photo: Young gun

A young coyote has its prey in sight along a trail on the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge on a cold frosty morning.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Reader photo: Standing out in fall

Aspens are changing to autumn colors as Meredith Heick treks the trails southwest of Spokane at Fishtrap Lake.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

Reader photo: A mandarin moment

Jerry Rolwes spotted an unusual looking bird in Cannon Hill pond on Tuesday.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Reader photo: Late summer siesta

Stan Snow saw this mother and baby moose while riding along the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes in late August. “I just happened to see these two beautiful creatures taking …