Wednesday, March 21, 2018,
Saturday, March 17, 2018,
Here’s a pair of pics of a Tufted Titmouse I saw at Morton Refuge. This little guy was striking poses while he was trying to figure out if he really wanted to take some sunflower seeds from my hand. Curiosity and the desire for an easy meal got the better of him and I got these two shots. JK.
Friday, March 16, 2018,
I was hiking through the Elizabeth A. Morton Refuge the day after a snow storm recently. In many places, my own boot prints were the first tracks in the snow, but not everywhere. I may have been the first human to have visited the refuge since the storm but there were plenty of critters who had left their mark before I got there. From squirrels to deer prints and the tracks of turkeys and countless smaller birds, there were many signs of non-human visitations. I love seeing all those fresh tracks in the snow but these snow angels à la Wild Turkeys were perhaps the coolest animal tracks I saw all day. In the above photo, you can see the tracks of a deer that walked over the “angel”. The photo below shows a snow angel that was directly to the left of the photo above. I was unable to discern whether one turkey made both snow angels or if there were two turkeys working in tandem. Either way, it sure was a great find. JK.