"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, December 21, 2013

Weekly Wildlife Sightings

I have had a number of different wildlife sightings this week.  The first photo is of a bald eagle perched in a large sycamore tree that is used as a rookery by great blue herons in the spring and summer...


I was happy to note the return of the beaver family to an area where I have photographed them for the past several years.  I'm pretty sure the land owners were not as happy to see them as I...

 

While much of our snow has melted with the unseasonably warm temperatures, this pair of horned larks was photographed while the ground was still white...

 


The nights of freezing temperatures has killed the aquatic weeds growing on the muskrat pond.  These small rodents should be easier to see for a while...




As usual, the squirrels are enjoying the Osage orange fruits...


You can see more photos and information about Osage oranges in the next blog post.

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





 

 

1 comment:

  1. Lovely Pictures!
    Very rare I Think to get a Beaver on a Picture! Great work!
    Have a great Christmas!
    Majsan//

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