"NARCISSUS" - Northern Flicker

June 09, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
"NARCISSUS" Northern Flicker (Male) - 5 Photos In Greek mythology, Narcissus was a hunter, who fell in love with his own reflection in the waters of a spring and pined away. (And this, of course, is where the term "narcissim" comes from.) So when is a flicker not a flicker - when it's a floating. Two male flickers had a set to on a tree next...
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"AFTER A HARD DAY'S NIGHT" - Porcupine (North American)

June 07, 2022  •  1 Comment
"AFTER A HARD DAY'S NIGHT" Porcupine (North American) - 11 Photos WARNING - These photos may induce sleepiness & a yearning to yawn! The following photos were taken a couple of days after the May 25th, 2022 pairing of the young male porcupine & the older female porcupine. (See Blog of May 29th, 2022.) They are all of the female. From the tim...
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"WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY" - Great Horned Owls

June 05, 2022  •  3 Comments
"WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY" Great Horned Owls - 11 Photos This is a small window into the life of a young owlet and a window of opportunity for me to photograph this young bird of prey. The day turned cloudy with brief showers. I heard a screech of an owlet in the woods nearby and when I went to check out its direction, much to my surprise I found...
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"LOVE AMONG THE RUINS" - Weasel (Long Tailed)

May 31, 2022  •  2 Comments
"LOVE AMONG THE RUINS" Weasel (Long Tailed) - 9 Photos Okay, so it's not exactly the ruins but an old building. And it's not really love but perhaps admiration but that weasel previously featured is back in the spotlight! The photos that appeared in the May 14th, 2022 blog, were taken after the following set. I had sat down in a grove of tre...
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"ONE NIGHT TREE STAND" - Porcupine (North American)

May 29, 2022  •  2 Comments
"ONE NIGHT TREE STAND" Porcupine (North American) - 12 Photos According to scientific intel, female porcupines are only fertile 8 to 12 hours a year and they mate (if the male manages to find a willing female) in the Autumn. "So what were these two up to?", I asked myself, being that it was May 25th. Initially the female (the smaller & light...
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