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  1. Guide Daze

    Great storytelling with pictures on a portion of your life experiences in the great outdoors. Thanks for sharing Len.
  2. Fly by Feeding

    Happened upon a pair of swallows busy feeding their young. The adult would feed on the fly. They would buzz in, pick a chick and shove the morsel down the chick's throat before you could blink an eye. Too fast for the human eye.
  3. We took a family trip out to the Black Hills and saw some bighorn rams in the Badlands and a Mountain goat at Mt Rushmore. There was a group of 5 rams bedded along side the road just before sundown. I got a few pics before someone got too close and the rams got up and moved off. I returned at sunrise the next morning and two of the rams had returned and eventually bedded down where I could get a couple of shots with the Badlands in the background. Beautiful animals in a great background! Sundown shots: Sunrise shots: A Mt. Rushmore mountain goat: The west is a picture takers paradise for sure!
  4. Tanager

    I was fortunate to see a tanager, blue-winged warbler, and a couple of young cranes all in one morning on a walk in a park this week.
  5. Apple Blossom Theives

    Very nice Jim! Waxwings have such subtle beauty!
  6. Blue Heron Encounter

    Thanks Dbl!
  7. I was out early to a pond to photograph some wood ducks when a great blue heron landed on a log and started fishing. It was very close and filled the frame on a beautiful morning just before sunrise (the pond had a layer of mist just over the water). One of those days when it all came together. It walked around the log and eventually caught a couple of fathead minnows and then took off across the pond.
  8. I saw a woody with nine little ones this morning. I didn't expect to see them already. I got a couple of quick pics as they passed by me. Mama was camera shy. Lots of bachelor drakes around.. they look mighty fine in the early morning sun Yesterday I saw a crane on a nest....
  9. Team 3 "Strut Stoppers"

    DonBo, good luck on your bow quest, your father raised you well! What a great way to celebrate life by sharing a hunt together.
  10. The Toms are ready to rumble.....
  11. Your Three Best Photos

    Great pictures by all that have shared thus far! Three of my best or my favorites anyway...
  12. Spring is near!

    I was out and about wetland areas this weekend and saw lots of waterfowl. Many trumpeter swans, high flying tundra swans, gadwalls, shovelers, a few wood ducks, ring necks, hooded mergansers, , a pair of goldeneyes, and a loon. I also saw many sandhill cranes.
  13. Fisher Den?

    I would agree with the need of hair in the scat. Rethinking this suggests this was maybe a snow shoe hare hideout. I guess what threw me off that idea was the fact there were no hare tracks in the area. I assumed snowshoe hare scat would be rounded pellets like domestic rabbits but perhaps a different diet yields different results. I haven't seen any hare tracks all winter in the area. Maybe the fisher had caught the hare earlier in the season and was now rechecking the spot for another hare taking up residence.
  14. I came across a set of tracks in the snow which I think were fisher tracks. I followed them for a couple hundred yrs and it led me to an opening under some tree roots. Inside the opening was a large pile of scat. Obviously an animal(s) has frequented this location over time. Have any of you trappers out there that seen similar dens? Do the males den? There was a strong musty smell coming from the opening. There was a large pile of elongated light brown pellets about a half inch in length.(see below)
  15. Leucistic Gadwall

    I saw numerous flocks of waterfowl moving around the open backwaters on the river today. There was a leucistic gadwall drake in one flock. A drake widgeon Feeding mixed flock Hooded Mergansers I've seen mallards on rooftops many times the spring, but until today I hadn't seen Canadian geese on rooftops. There was actually a pair on each end of the barn roof. Maybe the crowing roosters attracted them....