Category Archives: mammals

Midnight bears

  You would think that any self-resecting bear would have bedded down for the season. But, no, despite it being mid-November and snowing, for a half hour around midnight last night, I was kept awake by two black bears foraging … Continue reading

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Feeder thieves

  My home is equipped with bird feeders: three, sometimes four, of them. Recently, they have been vanishing. We have feeder thieves.  Now, I am not talking about interlopers, such as squirrels, that merely steal the contents. I am talking … Continue reading

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Pre-rut sparring

  White-tailed bucks experience rising levels of testosterone in the fall and this leads to the rut, a gathering in November where bucks challenge one another for access to does.  I have not witnessed the head butting and mating of … Continue reading

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October’s goulash

  As these monthly goulashes go, this one is sparse. Only three images: two birds and a mammal. Here a Bald Eagle dives off of its perch on a tree. This raises the question of why it dives, rather than … Continue reading

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Evidence of cougar attack

  I have never seen a cougar (although, it may be that a cougar has seen me). I suspect that cougars are few in number around here, primarily because deer abound. After all, cougars are deer specialists. While I see … Continue reading

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Bears in a tree

  From August until the snow flies, I keep an eye out at the valley bottoms for black bears. Five were seen apparently fattening up for hibernation: the first two fancied fish; others chose apples. Only the last two stuck … Continue reading

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September goulash

  My usual claim for my monthly goulash is that it presents a collection of images that lacked postings of their own. Again true this month, it was also the case that previous postings this September were remarkably few — … Continue reading

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Three mammals

  In my wanderings, birds are usually easiest to espy. So, it is fun to watch mammals now and then, even if two of them happen to be in the squirrel family. Usually when I see a Columbian ground squirrel, … Continue reading

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August goulash

  This comprises a group of August’s images that lacked postings of their own. It is a mixture of local shots and ones from the around Vancouver. Yet, the Coastal ones are all of creatures (one fishy exception) also found … Continue reading

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Restoration goulash

  A week ago, this blog crashed: earlier postings could not be seen and nothing more could be posted. The blog is now restored. A week ago, the wildfire smoke became intolerable, and I headed west to find cleaner air. … Continue reading

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