Fun Friday: “Table For One, on the Water, Please”

This little squirrel was busy snacking on something as I kayaked by him, a couple of years ago. If you look closely, you can see that his “table” is a tree stump that is in the middle of a creek. To get to his table, he had to jump from tree to tree: Ya never […]

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Leave it to Beaver, or …

(Originally posted March 2010) … “Anatomy of a Tail Slap”.  That’s what this post is all about.  I first found a couple of American Beaver (Castor canadensis) families last summer, while kayaking in a couple of different local Conservation Areas.  One of the things that has intrigued me is their powerful alarm system, the “tail slap”.  When […]

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Other Visiting Birds at the Sunflower Field

Today’s post features a few other birds that were active in the sunflower field where I’ve been working. One of the coolest birds that frequented the sunflower field was the Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea). The most obvious sex of the visitors was the male, as shown in this image:   Not to be outdone, a […]

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Gold On Gold

Late last week I posted on a planted/managed sunflower field. While I photographed the sunflowers, I saw quite a few different birds come to the sunflower plants for the seeds, so I ended up making 3 additional trips to the sunflower field last week (the sunflowers are now fading away rapidly, so I had to […]

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