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  • Popular Curious Young Elk

    Curious Young Elk

    by Mel Added 344 Views / 0 Likes

    Enjoy this frisky young elk born in the spring as it visits the Backyard and checks out the hummingbird feeder. Like young deer they have white spots this one will soon lose.

  • Popular Corvids Love Cat Food Kibbles - Big Bird Feeding Strategies

    Corvids Love Cat Food Kibbles - Big Bird Feeding Strategies

    by Mel Added 288 Views / 0 Likes

    Big Backyard Corvids like Blue Jays and Crows and also Grackles love cat food or "kibbles and bits" either dry or moist - and as you will see my squirrels turn their nose up at it. I enjoy all Backyard Birds and the intelligence and interactivity of Jays

  • Popular Blue Jay Mimics Osprey Whistle Calls

    Blue Jay Mimics Osprey Whistle Calls

    by Mel Added 279 Views / 0 Likes

    This Blue Jay perfectly imitates the most common sound of an Osprey or "Fish Eagle" calling in the Backyard. I kept hearing what i thought were osprey in the Backyard for the last six months only to be fooled by a Blue Jay, but today I finally got it on v

  • Popular Raccoon Recon Mission

    Raccoon Recon Mission

    by Mel Added 309 Views / 0 Likes

    Curious Raccoon makes a daytime Recon mission to all the usual places looking for any food-like substances using strategic holes in the Backyard fence.

  • Popular Bull Elk Bugles, Grunts and Monkey Sounds

    Bull Elk Bugles, Grunts and Monkey Sounds

    by Mel Added 339 Views / 0 Likes

    The Elk Rut is on for 2019 and big Bull Elk are starting to bugle, grunt and make other wild sounds in addition to scratching trees and rocks and logs and other such displays of macho- ness. Note the Blue Jays alarming on the Elk, The woods are so thick a

  • Popular Cute Elk Calf Tries to Eat First Apple

    Cute Elk Calf Tries to Eat First Apple

    by Mel Added 406 Views / 0 Likes

    Precious young elk calf about 4 months old tries to eat a big red delicious apple with the cutest results and expression - stick to grass and tree leaves for now! Just like deer fawns elk calves have white spots when they are young.

  • Popular Red Squirrel vs. Gray Squirrel

    Red Squirrel vs. Gray Squirrel

    by Mel Added 372 Views / 0 Likes

    Who wins the feeder fight, the bigger Gray Squirrel or much smaller Red Squirrel?

  • Popular Female Ruby Throated Hummingbird

    Female Ruby Throated Hummingbird

    by Mel Added 333 Views / 0 Likes

    A female Ruby Throated Hummingbird stands guard over one of the nectar feeders. Unusual in that a male has not forced her out, but I have 3 feeders to try and reduce fighting, and the females can hold their own. They tend to be a little bigger with a long

  • Popular A Tale Of Two Rabbits

    A Tale Of Two Rabbits

    by Mel Added 378 Views / 0 Likes

    The only thing better than one Cottontail Bunny eating your grass is two Cottontail Bunnies!

  • Popular Cottontail Rabbit Nap

    Cottontail Rabbit Nap

    by Mel Added 338 Views / 0 Likes

    Life is good for this young Appalachian Cottontail Rabbit taking a little siesta under the apple tree.

  • Popular Male Eastern Towhee. MyBackyardBirding

    Male Eastern Towhee. MyBackyardBirding

    by Mel Added 342 Views / 0 Likes

    Male Eastern Towhee. MyBackyardBirding

  • Popular Male Ruby Throated Hummingbird

    Male Ruby Throated Hummingbird

    by Mel Added 352 Views / 0 Likes

    Male Ruby Throated Hummingbird

  • Popular Wild Rabbit Twitching Nose In A Meadow

    Wild Rabbit Twitching Nose In A Meadow

    by Mel Added 353 Views / 0 Likes

    This cute wild cottontail sets a new standard for adorable bunny behavior - I'm sorry - but it just does! There is of course a purpose to all that nose wiggling - Standing on two feet and taking in the scents and munching on wildflowers - life is good - b

  • Popular White Breasted Nuthatch

    White Breasted Nuthatch

    by Mel Added 249 Views / 0 Likes

    Nuthatches are addictive once you start watching them. These Nuthatchs are having too much fun with the deep tree bark of a Black Locust Tree.

  • Popular Dark Eyed Junco and Deep Forest Baby Crow Calls

    Dark Eyed Junco and Deep Forest Baby Crow Calls

    by Mel Added 285 Views / 0 Likes

    An unusual encounter with an inquisitive Dark Eyed Junco on a trail in the remote forests of the Great Smoky Mountains and some interesting calls from birds that can't be seen - which is typical of the summer forest environment - hear but not see. Listen

  • Popular Boat Tailed Grackle Calling and Displaying

    Boat Tailed Grackle Calling and Displaying

    by Mel Added 453 Views / 0 Likes

    An underappreciated handsome bird this male Boat tailed Grackle puts on quite a show in the vast Florida marsh on a very windy spring day and does his wing flapping, bill snapping eyelid blinking routine on a piece of prime real estate.

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