"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Early July Wildlife Sightings...

One of the interesting things about trying take photos for this blog is that one never knows what the next subject might be.  The first photograph in this update is a Daylily…  
that I saw while waiting for a beaver to make an appearance.  It wasn’t too long before an adult swam upstream…



 and soon returned with leafy branch to feed its hungry brood waiting in the den…
Only a short distance from the first pictures this flower caught my eye…

Here is another photo of the same flower taken with a very different exposure.  Which do you like best?
I moved to another location hoping to glimpse a coyote but instead I saw these Whitetail Deer fawns…

And their mother…



A turkey gobbler came out of the wet weeds and vigorously shook the water off his feathers…
As I continued to wait a Downy Woodpecker began looking for insects just overhead…


She was soon joined by this White-breasted Nuthatch…

This small family of Wood Ducks climbed onto a log to preen and rest for a while…

When heading to another spot to look for wildlife I watched this Cottontail Rabbit get comfy for a nap…



As always, thanks for visiting...





4 comments:

  1. WOW - you are so lucky be able to get in the outdoors and see nature and take such beautiful photos. You really have a God given talent! My husband and I can't get out and see what you see since we live in the city. I'm his caregiver and we are not able to get to the woods to enjoy nature like this. I know nature is all around us but you have a much better advantage going to the woods. This is the second best thing to being there. Keep them coming! :)

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  2. Nice post Steve. The series on the whitetail I like a lot. I also like the second flower shot better than the first. I'm thinking the bunny was needing a cool place to rest and relax. Nice photos. Looks like you had a great day seeking your wildlife quarry and a very successful one at that.

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  3. Hello

    Very nice Blog
    My first reaction was wow
    Nice evening Gr. Louisa

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  4. Marian & Louisa, thanks for your comments and for viewing the blog.

    Larry, as you know, there are many hours of effort involved in getting one or two "good" shots. We'll have to get together and make a joint effort soon.

    Steve

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