"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


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sharing My Week In Photos

This has been a difficult week for wildlife photography.  Thank goodness for birds is all I can say.  This morning I photographed this Brown Thrasher, a species that is common in our area, but one that I have found to be skittish and camera shy...





I also photographed one of the resident Black Vultures at the Catoctin Creek Park and Nature Center...



Earlier in the morning I found this spike buck Whitetail Deer feeding in a field of wheat and weeds...


 
This Indigo Bunting caught my eye when it landed on a board fence.  If you look closely you can see an ant on its' tail...
 


I think the ants attracted this Starling...


In this photo you can see that it has a beak full of them...



This is a different spike buck feeding in a field of alfalfa in the early morning light...


A few days ago, while watching a favorite small creek, I saw this large muskrat swimming upstream...


When he came to a log obstacle he climbed over it instead of  swimming around...


In the same area, this Belted Kingfisher was searching for a meal...


The day before I visited the Lilypons Water Gardens...


Lilypons supports a wide variety of birds, such as this Barn Swallow, gathering nest material...

 
This brilliant Indigo Bunting was also at Lilypons...
 


A rusted fence post is a favorite perch for Tree Swallows...


This beautiful doe was eating clover not far from the road...


It has been about ten days since I last saw the Red Fox kits that I have been photographing.  I will try a few more times to find them but they have probably outgrown the den. Here is the last photo I took of one of them...

 
Thanks for visiting, come back soon, and stay well.
 

2 comments:

  1. Hello Stev
    What a lot of great pictures. I like the blue birds very much.
    Greetings Bets

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  2. Thank you, Bets

    Those Indigo Buntings are small but brilliant.

    Steve

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