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Saturday, September 10, 2011

First Day Following The Storm...


We finally have seen the last of Hurricane Irene and the residual rain that has been falling on the East coast recently.  Here are two photos of storm clouds moving over the Catoctin Mountains near Jefferson, MD…


  I went out this morning hoping to find something of interest to photograph and was rewarded for the effort.  A few days ago I spotted this felled tree that had been stripped of its bark by one or more beavers…

As I approached the same area this morning I saw a beaver on the bank feeding on succulent plants that had been underwater just the day before.  He tolerated me long enough to get this series of photos…








After it left I decided to wait a while hoping that it would return soon.  In a short time these mallards came swimming upstream…


When they left I was visited by a Great Blue Heron that quietly fished its way downstream.  The beaver never did reappear…








In this photo you can see that this section of the creek has two distinct colors where surface runoff from the recent rain comes into the stream…

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2 comments:

  1. Just wonderful shots +1

    Caio
    Stefano

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  2. That beaver is a good sized animal, he apparently is well fed. Sure is good to know they are in the area. The mallard line up is quite nice. I never get tired of the great blues. Nice series of photos Steve.

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