Thursday, October 20, 2016

SUNDAY AFTERNOON WALK

     Sunday afternoon was nice compared to the last two weeks. I decided it was a good opportunity to get out for a couple of hours. I live less than a kilometer from a 100 acre natural area with a small creek running through it. The area is completely surrounded by an urban area.

    I often walk through this area and it's very productive as to what you see. There are many surprises. I came within 2 meters of a northern pygmy-owl. It didn't move. I stood for ten minutes watching it. I didn't have my camera. I went back with the camera but it was gone.

    Sunday I was looking for a black backed woodpecker. I wanted to find one so my bird group could see it. I didn't find one but found lots of signs that they are in the area.

    So sometimes you get a pleasant surprise. I found a female mule deer. She was very cooperative and posed for me. She allowed me to get closer and in a better position for a photo. Yes , that is snow.




35 comments:

  1. How nice that you have that natural area to explore and enjoy. Too bad you missed a shot with that owl. Always have a camera with you! :)

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    1. This area is less than i km from my house.

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  2. She looks like she's enjoying her photo op.

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    1. The "town " deer are pretty bold.

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  3. Snow already! Having a natural area you can walk to and walk through is a wonderful thing.

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    1. By today most of our snow is gone.

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  4. It's a wonderful thing to live close enough you can visit nature that's habitat to birds and wildlife.

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    1. It's a ravine so goes a way out in the country.

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  5. A beautiful walk in this beautiful nature.
    I wish you a beautiful weekend.
    Oh, snow, I want to enjoy the golden autumn ;-)
    Greetings Sadie

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    1. Thanks for visiting Hiawatha House.

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  6. She is really striking apose for you.

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    1. She stood in the same spot of about ten min.

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  7. Oh boy, snow already! And so it begins. :)

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    1. By today most of the snow is gone.

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  8. Nice to have an area this close. living rural has its benefits, i have my choice of 6 parks within 30 minutes. Rut will start up around here soon so the deer are plentiful then.

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    1. Yes, I would prefer to live in the country.

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  9. gorgeous deer! glad you got to see the owl!

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    1. Maybe next time I'll get the owl.

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  10. It seems a little early to me for snow, even where you live, Red. Nice pictures of the deer. :-)

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    1. It's not early for snow here. We will get snow and then it melts.

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  11. Hi Red, Thanks for taking us along on your trek through the wildlife area. That is a neat close up of the deer. Bet you'll get the owl on another outing. Great that you have that kind of area nearby!

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    1. The owls are very rare here. At least, very few are seen.

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  12. I love it, "Yes, it is snow!"
    We are in Canada!!!!

    I believe you about the owl!!! You're a good birder.

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    1. Those who freak about snow are pretty unhappy.

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  13. I heard you had snow my sister lives out there. It was very nice of the deer to pose for you. Next the owl :) B

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    1. THIS DOE STOOD IN THE SAME PLACE FOR AT LEAST TEN MIN.

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  14. Snow before October is out? You Canadian pioneers are hardy folk if you have to endure a winter that lasts for five or six months!

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    1. We usually get snow in Sept. but not this year. It's my English grandparents who made me tough. They had to be tough to move here and start a new life.

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  15. What a beautiful deer! And the snow's a welcome sight.

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    1. Well, most of the snow has melted, but there's lots more where that came from.

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  16. Wow, snow already! It's always fun when a wild animal will cooperate for our cameras!

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    1. Deer go through my yard very often but it's at night.

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  17. Snow and a deer good for you! I saw a Hawk today in our yard couldn't tell what kind it was. :)

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    1. The deer go through my yard quite often but it's at night.

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  18. You are so very fortunate to live in such a beautiful, natural area. We have to drive to anywhere to find some forest area.

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