Archive for September, 2013

30
Sep
13

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Taking pictures of large animals doesn’t require getting very close to them.  Had this shot been a Whitetail Deer, it wouldn’t have turned out very well, but, because the Elk are so much larger, it turned out well enough.

20
Sep
13

On the Road

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19
Sep
13

And There Were Deer

I saw lots of wildlife while on vacation.  There were lots of Turkeys, Turkey Vultures, Otters, Geese, Elk, various birds, and there were Deer.

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Deer feeding.

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Deer along the road.

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Deer in fields and I’m sure you get the point.

18
Sep
13

Male Pileated Woodpecker

Midmorning on Saturday, my first full day at Day Lake, there rose a commotion.   I heard a bird screeching through the trees.  It flew directly over my camp.  When it flew over I realized I’d been hearing a Pileated Woodpecker.  It landed on a pine tree across the road from my camp, so I grabbed my camera and took some shots.

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I tried to get closer, but he flew away.  I took a short hike into the woods where he had flown out of, hoping to see the female, but only found a human hiking along the trail.

17
Sep
13

Day Lake

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16
Sep
13

Broad-winged Hawk

I took photos of several Hawks while on vacation.  This broad-winged Hawk hung around long enough to let me get a few good photos before flying away.

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He looked directly at me while I photographed and then flew away.

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The next day when I returned to my campsite, from another unsuccessful attempt at finding Elk, he escorted me into my campsite.




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