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Re: [OM] Critters, for real.

Subject: Re: [OM] Critters, for real.
From: "Wayne Harridge" <wayne.harridge@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2011 21:03:12 +1100
I really like this one:

MG 4317cr3roof

...Wayne


> 
> The photographic fruits of our month's visit to New England are
> starting to get processed.
> 
> Herewith a selection of 'real' critters we encountered and I captured.
> Not all still alive, though, I must warn you.
> <http://galleries.moosemystic.net/MooseFoto/index.php?gallery=Travel/No
> rthEast_2011/Critters/Real>
> 
> The pièce de résistance of this collection is the weasel. A first for
> Carol in the wild only my second and the first
> I've caught with camera. Man that thing moved fast, popping out of
> holes in the old stone wall where we first saw it.
> Now for the first time, I understand "pop goes the weasel", 'cause that
> just what its head did in holes in the wall. It
> was actually so close that I had no chance to catch it there, as it was
> so quick and there were so many possible places
> for the next 'pop'.
> 
> I didn't even get the zoom all the way out as it hopped away after
> deciding we weren't going to move on, but caught a
> momentary pause as it headed away. From the field guide, I think it may
> be a short tailed weasel, although, as so often
> is the case, pictures and description don't seem definitive.
> 
> What's confusing me now is that the critter I saw at Point Reyes some
> years ago had what looked like a black mask around
> its eyes, but nothing like that should be there. I suppose it was
> either a long tailed weasel, and my memory is faulty,
> of someone has transplanted some black footed ferrets. It was carrying
> a dead gopher, so that would fit. Oh well, we saw
> a muskrat there too, another time, well out of its supposed range.
> 
> The first two images have a small story. I walked up to the stone
> balustrade at a scenic overlook in Acadia NP. This
> gull was standing there, apparently enjoying the view. I expected it to
> fly off when I approached.  It looked over at
> me, then turned back to the view.
> 
> The first of the two flutterbys I believe I posted before when this
> species was being discussed. There were also a few
> monarchs hanging on. I wonder if the got out before the snow storm two
> weeks later.
> 
> The monarch shows what kind of sharpness and overall clarity is
> possible handheld with an active insect if one is
> patient and uses careful technique.
> 
> Carol is always on the lookout for turtles and frogs when we are near
> the right kind of water.  The second frog just
> looked like a rock to me in the viewfinder, but using my excellent
> binoculars, Carol insisted it was a frog. She was
> right. The folks at the Audubon center said turtles were unlikely at
> that time of year and in that weather. But sure
> enough, Carol found one. Credit perseverance and those binocs again.
> 
> The thing I like about a dead bird is the chance to see feather detail
> one never sees on a living one.
> 
> Enjoy!
> 
> Wildlife Moose
> 
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