Outdoors

THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

Hiker documents growth of red-tailed hawk chick

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- While hiking on a U.S. Bureau of Land Management area south of Sprague in May, Pat Killien discovered  a red-tailed hawk nest perched in a 30 foot basalt wall. "I could ...

MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014

Wild turkeys are brooding below Mount Spokane

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Local birder/photographer Ron Dexter caught this wild turkey hen marching a newly hatched brood of eight chicks near his property at the foothills of Mount Spokane on ...

FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014

TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014

Western tanager lights up a gloomy day

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- "It was 37 degrees and raining at our home this morning," reports Western Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson, without a hint of complaint. " The best part of rainy ...

FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014

THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014

TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014

FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014

Great horned owlets most vulnerable now

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Great horned owlets are huge-bodied birds for their age, and they don't often make graceful first flights from their nests. Tome Kearney of Spokane snapped a photo ...


Feathers are flying on the grouse prairies

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Dancing and strutting isn't enough for sharp-tailed grouse during the spring mating season that's underway. The males duke it out pretty good to show dominance for breeding ...

MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014

TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014

Two-day-old bald eagle chicks active in nest

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- "I love the little wings and the open mouth," says Spokane Valley pastor and photographer Craig Goodwin, back from a North Idaho birding adventure. "The eaglets are ...


Birder counts woodies galore

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The sight of a wood duck will brighten anyone's day.  That's why Wayne C. Weber of Delta, British Columbia, is probably wearing sun goggles this week.  Here's his birding ...

THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014

Goose on the lookout — for what?

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Canada geese generally nest on the ground. However, they also will nest in cliffs and high in trees, usually by taking over an existing nest, such as one built by a ...

Rich Landers

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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