I saw this buck one day while walking at Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield, MA.
Some days later, saw him again and noted that he’s the first one to book out of sight when a human comes by. Women & children to fend for themselves I guess.
The nearly tame red-tailed hawk is a photographer’s delight.
Only the 2nd time I’ve seen an eagle there in 19 years. Crappy photo, (heavily zoomed & cropped) but it’s always a treat to me to see these birds. When I was growing up there were none in eastern Massachusetts. Maybe none in the state.
On my drive home from Kentucky, I detoured up to Follansbee, West Virginia. I have long wanted just to see it, took about an hour out of the way back & forth. The highlight was the old bank – now a T-shirt shop I guess.
CITIZENS BANK OF FOLLANSBEE – STUFF WITH ATTITUDE.
I have no comment.
Sifting through our wildlife camera – we’ve caught some fun stuff this fall. Two things I never knew were in our yard. One was a saw-whet owl.
Thanks to Marie for correctly ID’ing it, I thought “small owl – must be screech.” It’s been back a few nights. Maybe it’ll hang around here all winter. I once saw a saw-whet in the daytime & posted it here ages ago (2013).
The name is because its song supposedly sounds like someone whetting a say. You’d have to be a fast saw-filer to sound like that. I’ve never heard it in life. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Saw-whet_Owl/sounds#
The other nighttime visitor was a fluttery something that swept through a video. I viewed it many times, then was able to freeze it & get a screenshot. A flying squirrel. What do you know.
– Here’s one of two video clips that it showed up on.