"CURIOUS GEORGE" - Mink (North American)

August 26, 2021  •  1 Comment
"CURIOUS GEORGE" Mink (North American) - 10 Photos It was early afternoon when Mink #2 now named "George" appeared from the top of the creek. He scampered down (Photo #1 - Photo #5) and then took up the fishing spot where his mother (LG) caught her Prussian Carp. (See Blog of August 12, 2021, "The Fishing Derby".) It is part of the overhanging...
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"MERLIN THE MAGICIAN" - Merlin

August 24, 2021  •  1 Comment
"MERLIN THE MAGICIAN" Merlin (Adult & Juvenile) - 7 Photos So I was at the new potential mink site by a division of the Bow River, when I looked north and noticed two Merlins perched high in a dead tree. This tree is frequented by Ospreys and American Bald Eagles because of its proximity to great fishing waters. I was a little perplexed as to w...
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"MINK CANDIDS" - Mink (North American)

August 19, 2021  •  2 Comments
"MINK CANDIDS" Mink (North American) - 6 Photos A definition of a "candid shot" can be "a candid photo of an unplanned moment". I suppose that's a description of all the wildlife photography that I have done and will do. Nothing is ever planned and I never know who is going to appear in frame, let alone what they will do. That's the wonderful aspe...
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"A WOODPECKER'S EVEREST" - Pileated Woodpecker

August 17, 2021  •  2 Comments
"A WOODPECKER'S EVEREST" Pileated Woodpeckers - 8 Photos So I was following a White-Tailed Deer & her twin fawns, when there came a knocking. Not the gentle tap tap of a Downy or Hairy Woodpecker but that one that sounds as if you are in a construction zone, with a jackhammer. First one flew in, then a second and finally the third. It was Pilea...
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"THE FISHING DERBY" - Mink (North American)

August 12, 2021  •  2 Comments
"THE FISHING DERBY" Mink (North American) - 7 Photos The day prior I had managed to capture the entire mink family on perhaps one of their first full excursions out. I went back the next day, hoping for at least a glimpse of one of them again. One or two sometimes return to the same area. Well firstly Mum appeared (LG). She quickly went into...
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