July 1, 2015
The otter family can be quiet when they want to. This family has 4 kits. The fourth is up in the grass outside the picture frame.
Otter family on Alsea River
They were swimming downriver when the one in the video below saw a mudcat (sculpin) that it decided to have for lunch. I was surprised at how long he kept after that fish until he caught it. Based on the otter’s moves, that sculpin was pretty experienced at evading danger!
June 30, 2015
I had to finish the month with some wildlife baby pictures I got this week.
This mallard mom is watching over naptime of her 11 little ones.
Ducklings huddled together for a nap
Then they get up and get to work to feed themselves. You can see that one of the little ones is starting to look like mom on her upper wings.
Apparently WordPress isn’t going to let me post 2 YouTube videos so I’ll show the otters in the next blog.