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Monday, October 19, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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,” he said.

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 country, and known for faking broken limbs to lure people away from their nests. Web extra: Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition and browse our archive of past reader submissions online at spokesman.com/outdoors.

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 a young owl, pictured here.

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.

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 published in our weekly print edition and browse our archive of past reader submissions online at spokesman.com/outdoors.

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 low-growing juniper, always in dense cover,” Domitrovich said. “You may have to look up under a lot of trees to find one. They are only about 8 inches tall.” Web extra: Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition and browse our archive of past reader submissions online at spokesman.com/outdoors.

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 I might like to photograph,” she said. “Owls, elk, hoarfrost, newly born farm animals, bobcat, a nest, coyote. Though sometimes I’m woken up from the dead of sleep, and bleary eyed while frantically trying to quickly get myself out the door before the animal or bird is gone, I am always grateful for those calls, as it gives me an opportunity to photograph something interesting, and often in beautiful conditions like this coyote basking in the morning sun.” Web extra: Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition and browse our archive of past reader submissions online at spokesman.com/outdoors.

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 yellow face out and reach for the sky. Yesterday, spring started!” Web extra: Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition and browse our archive of past reader submissions online at spokesman.com/outdoors.

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. They gained approximately 3,800 feet of elevation and skied roughly 12 miles. In this photo, Hiler is pictured approaching the east summit of the peak.

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 photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition and browse our archive of past reader submissions online at spokesman.com/outdoors.

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 the past nine days, according to Mirus. Web extra: Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition and browse our archive of past reader submissions online at spokesman.com/outdoors.

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 the encounter.

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 the San Juan Islands on Thanksgiving day,” she said. Web extra: Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition and browse our archive of past reader submissions online at spokesman.com/outdoors.

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 Refuge on Dec. 18. Web extra: Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition and browse our archive of past reader submissions online at spokesman.com/outdoors.