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Best of Eight Years of this Blog

Wood Stork (The Villages, FL)

Happy New Year!  Wildlife watching has been a pleasure the past eight years!  I am celebrating an amazing eight years of writing and sharing my photography on this blog.  Thank you to my loyal and new readers.  The purpose of this blog has always been to share the magnificent wildlife around us via the pictures and descriptions I give here.

I so appreciate everyone who participates via the comments section and occasionally gives me photography pointers or help identifying a particular bird.  You have been with me from Crossville, TN (and Fairfield Glade) to Ocala, Florida and now to The Villages, Florida.

A happy eight years of birding and enjoying the views of nature and occasionally other kinds of animals!  So again, Happy New Year and happy wildlife watching, wherever you may be!  As ever, please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  These are a few of my favorite pictures over the last eight years!

Green Heron (Fairfield Glade, TN on Lake St. George)

Grizzly Bear (Yellowstone National Park)

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (Tuscawilla Park in Ocala, FL)

 

 

Osprey (at the Dora Canal in FL)

Golden Marmot (Yellowstone National Park)

White Pelicans (Tuscawilla Park in Ocala, FL)

 

 

Canada Geese (at the little farm in Crossville, TN)

Roseate Spoonbill Birds (Sanibel Island, FL)

White-tailed Deer (at the little farm in Crossville, TN)

A Sow Grizzly Bear in Yellowstone National Park

 

 

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This Grizzly Bear is  a three-year old sow that was walking close to the road through a lot of dead trees.  We spotted this bear while on a morning photo safari tour offered through the official park concessioner in Yellowstone National Park.

This  younger sow (female) was known by the photography guide, Doug.  Doug was a seasoned veteran of many years of photographing Yellowstone’s wildlife and had also been familiar with this bear’s own mother.

I was quite happy to have seen this bear close up but far enough away to be safe and not disturb the bear.  I took these pictures on June 15, 2014.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Some Animals I Saw in Alaska

Grizzly Bear (Brown Bear)

I just returned from a two-week vacation to Alaska.  I actually did see a Moose but it was the back half of the animal and I did not get a photo of it.  I saw these animals from a great distance, which is why they are so tiny in the pictures.  I usually saw the animals from a moving train, tour bus, or cruise ship.  The most interesting animals were the Beluga Whales, the Grizzly Bear (Brown Bear), and the Sea Otters.  I saw the Beluga Whales near Anchorage, the Grizzly Bear in the wilderness near Skagway, and the Sea Otters in Glacier Bay.  I took that picture of the Grizzly Bear from the cruise ship a half-mile away from that remote beach.  I also saw Beaver dams and lodges but not the animals themselves.  I did see a few birds other than the Bald Eagles.  I saw Ravens, an Owl, and a tiny bird that flew so fast I couldn’t identify it.  Oh, by the way, I also saw the Western cousin of the Woodchuck/Groundhog, called a Marmot.  I saw that Marmot on Mt. Roberts in Juneau during a light rain (it rained nearly every day on this trip).  Where the pictures are not so focused, please know that I did my best but the animal was small and/or the distance was great.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.

Grizzly Bear

Sea Otter

Beluga Whale

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Marmot

Beaver Lodge (Home)

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