We left the home about 5:30 am to hit a few favorite spots by our house. At the first stop we spotted a raccoon walking through the grass along a creek bank. I remembered to take the lens cap off but did not have a memory card in the camera.. 😳
Then we made it to our next stop, Greenhill Wetlands, about two miles from home. Still no birds to be seen but we got the sunrise.
Our third stop is about a mile from home. It’s a great wildlife viewing area with four connecting ponds and a mile trail looping around them. It’s one of my parent’s favorite places to go. They’ve been photographing these beavers here for thirty years.
I got a few pictures of one and he slapped his tail on the water and took off. It was pretty cool to watch, neither of us had seen a beaver in the wild before.
Most of my photos are of the scenery, there wasn’t many birds out this morning. We saw a wild kitty and I stopped to watch him. He was about to pounce on something. What I wasn’t anticipating was the squeaky noises when he caught his mouse! Talk about animal planet! Bleh…🤢
These logs in this pond by the afternoon will be covered in Western Pond Turtles. I 💗 turtles!! I will be back this evening to photograph them. I’ve taken pictures with my iPad where one log has twenty turtles on it.
So for our first early morning out in search of wildlife, it was pretty fun! We saw a raccoon, a beaver, Blue Heron(flying away) 2 field mice and some ducks. It’s a start… 😊
Thanks for looking and enjoy your Sunday!
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