Monday, September 12, 2011

The Blind - Weekend #2

We had planned to get things open a little later than usual this weekend, but I am pretty programmed, and so just headed up. Found a nice little AHY male merlin, also up early and looking for feathered breakfast.

Got confirmation from Dr. David L. Mech, who offices where I do - this is wolf scat! We had seen a wolf close to the blind a few years ago, so was not completely surprised to find this.

Had some interesting cloud patterns over us for a while -

The last three pics show just a bit of the differences within species that we find. These are all HY Sharp-shinned hawks - but look how different they look! The first one was very light, and had green eyes.

This last bird had very dark, mottled plumage.

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