It's amazing to what I see while I'm out in the meadows, woods, marshes and shorelines. Not just birds, but other creatures as well. Winged, furry, slimy, scaled, cute and creepy-they all have passed in front of my lenses from time to time....
Always still an impressive sight to see, even though the the DNR claims there are about 1.4 million White Tailed Deer in the state. Quite honestly, I'm not surprised at the number. I do see deer on a regular basis around the county including the one pictured here at Shoop Park on 5 23 2013. I'm sure that many of you have seen a deer before, my question is when is the latest one you have seen one and where?
I had just wrapped up a birding trek at Shoop Park on 4 20 2013 and was heading home. Satisfied with quality pictures of Willets, when I came across what appeared at first to be a dog. It looked at me for a second. A coyote! It was digging in the golf course for what, I don't know. Perhaps a ground squirrel or a chipmunk. As I watched it for a few minutes digging away. It would occasionally stand there and seemingly pose for pictures, then it took off into the woods. Talk about a lucky day!
Slinking away among the rocks along the lake shore, snaking away like a ninja, stalking every crack and crevice in search of food-the American Mink. Many people have never seen a mink. Imagine my surprise to see this little furball skulking around the rocks by Myer's Park! The darn things are hyper active fast! All the photos that I took came out were blurry blobs. Tender Heart and I got lucky.... We saw one skulking around the rocks by the Festival Hall on 4 16 2013. We first saw it from the boat landing. Tried a few shots and failed. We then drove around the block to the Causeway and relocated it scurrying on the piers. That's were I got it! On the pipeline between the pier and the rocks-a place where it couldn't hide!
Being there at the right place and the right time is essential in finding wildlife. Gotta play with Lady Luck sometimes. Such case is the truth when Tender Heart and I seen a North American Porcupine crossing a road in Langlade Co.on 6 17 2012 Yep, just wandering across the road on Hwy 55 by the great big potato field between Langlade and Lily. Tender Heart thought I was crazy for getting out of the car to snap the picture. Why? I wasn't in any danger. Porcupines can NOT shoot quills. These docile creatures spend most of their time in the trees and are rarely seen.
Anyways, this is not all I have taken. I've gotten picture of more mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and of course, birds, birds, and more birds! More to come!
"Racine- The City Of Racine is funding, via tax dollars, this new hip hop/rap vison for Racine. Pay attention to the lyrical content on display here, referring to women as 'bitches' is not exactly considered respectful to women, and being endorsed by the City Of Racine nonetheless. What an incredible use of city resources, maybe the Racine Common Council will have an encore showing at their next Common Council Meeting? It’s really time that the City Of Racine officials start paying attention and taking action, the City Of Racine is broke and suffers over a 2 million dollar shortfall in the 2014 budget, but yet we have money to spend on this garbage? Someone please explain?"
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