Tuesday, March 26, 2013

As Winter Lingers On

Hunting Northern Harrier
While officially it is spring winter conditions with cold nights and occasionally snow continue.  A pair of Norther Harriers have been hunting the meadows surrounding my home the last few days.  This shot was taken from our home's rear deck.

Large flocks of starlings are frequently seen now flying in unison from one feeding spot to another.  Here you can see the remnants of yesterday's snow storm lying on the distant mountain side.

Red Fox exhibiting symptoms of Sarcoptic Mange
Recently I have observed a red fox hunting in the meadow behind my home.  The fox seems to prefer hunting in the warm sunshine.  From the poor condition of the fox's coat I would expect that it is having problems staying warm. 


Ruth Hiebert said...

That fox looks miserable. Seeing a Harrier from your deck would make for good photo opportunities.

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Is that a Chupacabre in that last frame? ;)

Poor thing.

Elaine said...

Ah, you've got grass!! Things still haven't begun to melt here, but there are predictions for the high 30s this weekend. It'll be a while before the grass shows though, as there's about 18 inches of snow on the ground.

Montanagirl said...

That poor fox needs a new coat! We had 14 degrees this morning, with an expected high of 37. So, we're gaining a little ground!

Kenny Isaksson said...

Nice pictures Coy!!!
I hope that spring comes to you soon. We have also still coold night´s but very sunny days.
Greetings / Kenny