Theme of the week for 8/16....wildlife

ronf_gwAugust 16, 2009

Mom and babies.

A red tail hawk.

a fawn tucked away in a flower bed.

A woodchuck hiding in the hostas.

You have no doubt heard of snow geese. These are the much more elusive snow ducks.

Ron

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carol_in_california

Taken near Lake Tahoe, CA.....very near where the lake trout were spawning.

Taken on The Road to The Sun, Glacier National Park, MT.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 1:01AM
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rcnaylor

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 8:20AM
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bigack

Oh my gosh, these are just wonderful, I love the geese in the sunset. This is the only one I could find right now, we were at a state park, the deer are very tame, it was the highlight of my weekend, could of had a 300. fine if they caught me feeding her banana!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 10:03AM
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joan_mn

Wonderful shots!!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 2:41PM
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crunchpa

Nice stuff! Thanks.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 4:40PM
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ronf_gw

Living in Minnesota, I never see armadillos. What a bizzare looking creature. A face only a mother could love. Thanks for sharing.

Ron

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 6:29PM
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mcmann

Ron- You were able to capture the notoriously shy snow duck with your camera. I can't understand why the Wily Winter
Armadillo of the Great North has managed to elude you - they should be easy to track in all that snow you get!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 10:11PM
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carol_in_california

Elephant seals near Piedras Blancas, CA

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 11:21PM
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alisande

Wow--who knew so many of you walk on the wild side!! Great pictures, everyone. I'm so glad I don't have to groom that ram......

This one's a little blurry. But I was probably a little shaky.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2009 at 12:09AM
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crunchpa
    Bookmark   August 18, 2009 at 6:45AM
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ronf_gw

Wily Winter Armadillo? They probably den up with all those Snow Snakes we have around here.

One more.

Ron

    Bookmark   August 18, 2009 at 8:43AM
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cheekymonkey77

Does this little guy count?

    Bookmark   August 18, 2009 at 3:13PM
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solstice98

    Bookmark   August 18, 2009 at 6:12PM
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crunchpa

Yes it counts cheeky, thats an offcial entry...
Why do alligators always look hungry? Nice pics solstice.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2009 at 8:45PM
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cherbo

Gosh it's been forever since I visited here. Can I still play?
Here is a moose in Rocky Mt. Nat. Park

    Bookmark   August 19, 2009 at 1:28PM
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crunchpa

Ohh....the 1st moose pic.........VERY NICE.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2009 at 4:29PM
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gor-gor

Sandhill Crane

Wood Stork

Sleepy Squirrel

Alligator

Tough to choose just a few!

Fuji 8000

    Bookmark   August 20, 2009 at 9:31PM
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carol_in_california

Taken at Avila Beach, CA.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2009 at 11:25PM
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Konrad___far_north

Love'm all!

Ron, love your fawn....I had a couple of Whitetail's.

RC...Lovely Turkey's...it does look dry....must be Texas,....Texas Longhorn?

The Armadillo looks cool...kind of prehistoric.

Carol, these Elephant seals look enormous...lot's of blubber, great shot!

Alisande, great shots of many species!...Yea..I don't doubt on that bear.

Crunchpa...great shot of that Raccoon!

Cheekymonkey..great, have never seen one with this color.

Solstice....Great Egret & snowy Egret, not sure if I'm right....great crock.

Cherbo, love that moose!...we have them around here wild, always on the move and hard to get a shot at!

Gor-gor...love that wood Stork...now I know why they call it like this, the head looks like carved out of wood...LOL

White Tail Fawn the other day in my orchard.

Cedar Waxwing Family..

Konrad

    Bookmark   August 21, 2009 at 12:52AM
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solstice98

Beautiful pictures, everyone!

    Bookmark   August 21, 2009 at 9:25AM
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crunchpa

WOW! Those are nice konrad....Cedar Waxwings are cool birds.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2009 at 3:34PM
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alisande

What a sweet face, Konrad!! (The deer, not yours.) :-)

And those are wonderful shots of the Waxwings.

I didn't take this pic--wish I could say I've been this close to a whale. It was taken this week by a friend on a whale watching trip. Couldn't resist posting it here, considering the theme. I love it.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2009 at 4:21PM
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pfmastin

I'm very late to the party. :) I am so glad to be a part of this forum and get to see all these wonderful photographs. Thank you!

Here are some photos of some "not so wild"life.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2009 at 7:19PM
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ronf_gw

pfmastin, what is that last one you posted? A bird version of Medusa?
That grasshopper is so cool.

Thank you all for the fantastic pictures this week.

Ron

    Bookmark   August 22, 2009 at 9:40PM
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pfmastin

Isn't it a great character, ronf? Unfortunately, I don't know what it is. The last two bird photos were taken at the Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park in Scotland Neck, NC. I looked on the website but didn't have any luck identifying the bird with the hairdo and I didn't label it at the time.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2009 at 4:15PM
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carol_in_california

Taken in late October....Yosemite Valley. Hope she lasted thru the winter.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2009 at 7:13PM
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solstice98

I think the strange black feathered bird with the crest is a curassow.

Kate

    Bookmark   August 24, 2009 at 1:01PM
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solstice98

I should have added that the bird identification is courtesy of MaNature, our bird/snake/critter ID expert on the Florida Gardening forum. She's our 'go to' person for these questions and she always gets it!
Thanks Marcia!

Kate

    Bookmark   August 24, 2009 at 1:05PM
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