Archive for the ‘wildlife’ Category

Doin’ the Hokey Pokey on the Alsea River

January 4, 2016

I love to watch the winter ducks on the Alsea River.

Female Common Merganser

Female Common Merganser

Male Common Merganser

Male Common Merganser

Male Common Merganser

Put your right foot in – put your right foot out

Male Common Merganser

Put your left foot in – put your left foot out

Male Common Merganser

and turn yourself about

Goldeneye

Female Barrow’s Goldeneye

Goldeneye

What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it’s all about?

Bear Gets Low-Hanging Fruit

September 30, 2015

This black bear is big enough to reach the low-hanging apples.  Well, relatively low.  I picked what I could with a 5′ ladder.

black bear looking for apples

Black Bear looking for apples

Watch this video to see him stand.  Maybe I’ll give him a sign to wear that says, “Will dance for apples.”

[youtube https://youtu.be/FawkfPsv3iY]

There is another pile of scat in our driveway that looks way different from the others.  See the two kinds below:

Bear scat indicates a high-fruit diet - mainly apples and berries

Bear scat indicates a high-fruit diet – mainly apples and berries

Bear scat - not so much fruit

Bear scat – not so much fruit

Can a bear’s diet change that fast?  These were left 2 days apart.  Maybe there’s another bear around who is eating something different?


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