Archive for July, 2010

25
Jul
10

White-tailed Deer: Fawn

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23
Jul
10

Bald Eagle: You Lookin’ at Me

Of all the shots I took last weekend, I had hoped this one had turned out better.

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22
Jul
10

Bald Eagle at a Local Park

I had been out for a hike at Lake Kegonza State Park and decided to stop at one of the small town parks where I live.  This park is less than a mile from my house.  I only just recently began going to this park because there’s something there I like to photograph.  I got out of my car, grabbed my camera and began walking into the park.

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I saw this Bald Eagle perched in a dead tree at the lake’s edge.  It didn’t notice me as I moved into the tree-line for cover.  I walked down to the lake to a spot I knew I would be obscured from the Eagle’s sight and hoped I would get a fly-by shot.  I waited about a half an hour and nothing happened.  The bad thing about being obscured from its sight was that I couldn’t see if it was still there.  So I took another trail which I knew would take me to the lake’s edge but wouldn’t offer any cover.

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It noticed me about a minute later and flew away.

21
Jul
10

Hiking Trails

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Turning a corner on a hiking trail, I saw this Sandhill Crane taking a morning stroll.

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On my way back I encountered this doe in about the same spot.

20
Jul
10

White-tailed Deer and Pests

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This time of year the flies and mosquitoes can be really annoying.

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19
Jul
10

Eastern Kingbird

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08
Jul
10

Bald Eagles: Fledglings

I’ve witnessed this pair of Bald Eagles raise three pairs of young over the last three years.  Having learned from past years, I got some photos of their young shortly after they had fledged and before they left. 

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They have two nests in this vicinity.  One they abandoned three years ago, and one they built three years ago.  The fledglings have been winging back and forth between the two nests, while the parents watch from a safe distance. 

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Their survival training and hunting training will begin now as they leave the nest area.

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On this day, though, this fledgling contented itself with gliding between the two nests.

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Where it then rejoined its sibling.

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