Saturday, August 15, 2009

Camera Critter #71

This past Sunday, I spent the better of the day with visiting family. We were at my second favorite spot in central Oregon...Newberry National Volcanic Monument. It wasn't always called that, and to me, it is still Newberry Crater.

So, once we got to the almost 8,000 foot peak, we enjoyed the views of the surrounding area and as we began to head back to the car, I caught sight of a chipmunk. I'm not sure, but I think it is a Least Chipmunk. It's really interesting to see them at that altitude.

Later, when we decided to stop by the Big Obsidian Flow, I was wandering around and found a couple of Mountain Chickadees working over a fir tree. I snapped several images of them and came out with one I really like.

I came across a number of other critters on that trip, including four new odonata...two of which I am having difficulty identifying. And then there were the critters I saw and couldn't image....but that's another story.

Misty Dawn's Camera Critter Meme is a great way to see critters of all types. Go to the Meme homepage here and check out more entries. Then join the fun and let the world see your critters!

21 comments:

Martha in PA said...

Wonderful photos. We don't see too many chipmunks around our house (or in Florida unless they were the BIG kind at Disney - Chip & Dale!) Chickadees, wrens and sparrows, I need to study up so I can identify them!

My Camera Critters - Bugs, Bugs, Bugs

Snap said...

How wonderful! We don't see chipmunks down here so this was a real treat as was the Mountian Chickadee.

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Nifty shots! The first reminds me of an experience I had in the Black Hills feeding slightly fermented blueberries to chipmunks when I was young and foolish ... decades ago!
Hugs and blessings,

Juliana RW said...

Beautiful shots....

My entry this week : in HERE. I hope you have time to visit. Thanks

twobarkingdogs said...

Cute little critters!

mimi said...

fantastic shot of chipmunks and little squirrel. happy weekend.

Jedediah said...

Lovely shots, especially the chipmunk.

Misty Dawn said...

As you know, I think both of these shots are fantastic!

After thinking about it, I've realized I don't see many chipmunks here in Missouri. I see more squirrels. Used to see LOTS of chipmunks in Ohio.

Babooshka said...

Just how cute is that chipmunk. Closest I get to one of those in the wildlife park. Just not the same.

Carla said...

What beauties!

Cezar and Léia said...

What a fabulous post dear friend!Thanks so much!
Happy Camera Critters
purrs and love
Luna

Faye Pekas said...

I love watching chickadees. Its amazing how they can hang upside down.

Ladynred said...

Beautiful critters. We have lots of chipmunks here. Chickadee is a beauty as well.

Janie said...

Very cute critters. The chickadee photo is exceptional!

Nikki-ann said...

Lovely captures :) My favourite is the chipmunk one, beautiful :)

Anna said...

That sounds like an interesting place to visit. I really like that little chipmunk.

i beati said...

wondrous shots - envirinment and all

Jane said...

Wonderful shots Ashrunner, I love the chipmunk so cute:)

sixstars said...

You did get some good shots there. I have never seen a chipmunk or chikadee so now when I hear the name I can put a face to it.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Cute little Chipmunk and that bird is lovely.

Anna Colleen said...

Those are very cute little critters.