Category Archives: mammals

March goulash

  This is a collection of images from March, each of which lacked a posting of its own. Such observations of nature serve as a balm to my own increasing social isolation. These are creatures oblivious to our present angst. … Continue reading

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Trotting while flagging

  Something struck me as odd about the White-tailed Deer crossing the road. Yet, I couldn’t immediately identify the inconsistency. The doe had raised its tail as a flag to indicate that a predator had been detected. That imagined predator … Continue reading

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March marmots

  Yellow-bellied Marmots are out of hibernation. I didn’t see any a few weeks ago, but yesterday I saw over a dozen of them on the talus. The first one spotted lounging on a rock was fairly small, and so … Continue reading

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Whither spring?

  What are the present intimations of spring? This snow-flecked Red Squirrel should be entering its summer moult about now. The arrival of Dark-eyed Juncos indicates spring is imminent…, as does the arrival of a Belted Kingfisher (with fish), which … Continue reading

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February goulash

  This is a collection of images from this February, none of which has had a posting of its own. The Rough-legged Hawk is a winter resident that hunts for rodents.  Our smallest falcon, the kestrel, hunts in open habitats. … Continue reading

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Bad-hair skunk

  Being normally nocturnal, skunks are only rarely seen. Yet, when spotted, they usually seem well coiffured, not the unkempt creature I encountered yesterday. A skunk stopped by for a visit. But as it wandered off, it looked as if … Continue reading

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Stuck cat

  This blog does not usually concern itself with domestic animals, but this seemed special: a stuck cat. It was beside the highway and high on some utility cables about a third of the way between the poles. Presumably it … Continue reading

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December goulash

  This is a collection of images from this December, none of which has had a posting of its own. A Coyote hunts for voles in a field. Each winter, Nelson’s waterfront plays host to a variety of interesting water … Continue reading

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Snow on snout

  “Surely you don’t think that I can forage in winter without getting a little bit of snow on my snout.”  

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October goulash

  This is a collection of images from this October, none of which has had a posting of its own. The month started slowly with many walks producing few good observations, but things improved towards month’s end. A dozen different … Continue reading

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