Thursday, December 1, 2016

Red Fox (Continued)

A little while later a disturbance caused the peacefully sleeping fox to jump up in alarm.  However, the fox wasn't ready to leave yet (she was probably still tired from her night of hunting) and rolled about in the snow for a few minutes before trotting off.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Red Fox

This morning I observed, for the second time this week, a red fox asleep on the hillside below the house.  On this occasion, the fox slept quite peacefully for some time, then woke up to have a good look around and subsequently went back to sleep with its bushy tail wrapped over its nose.

Red foxes are mostly nocturnal animals.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Immature Bald Eagle

There were two eagles - the immature eagle was perched on an uppermost branch of a spruce tree, and an adult, most likely the parent, was in a spruce tree at the end of the property.  The lake hasn't entirely frozen over yet, and the river channel is open so I imagine they are still able to catch fish.  But, as winter sets in, the eagles will have to scan for other sources of food.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Chickadees at the Bird Feeder

 A chickadee busily shells a sunflower seed to get at the meat inside,

while looking up to check for predators every few seconds.