Archive for the ‘wildlife’ Category

Mallard family on the Alsea

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.

mallard ducks on alsea river

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.

Oregon Coast Wildlife

June 26, 2015

The Waldport Osprey chicks are growing fast.

osprey feeding chicks

Osprey brings home the bacon

These young male Mallards will be in full color before you know it.

Young male mallards getting their colors

Young male mallards getting their colors

Pileated Woodpecker finds some grub in the dead tree.

Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

I spotted the first elk calf of the season!!

elk calf

First elk calf of the season!

I love seeing the ducks with so many chicks.  I can’t imagine how the mom keeps up with them all.

Mallard hen with 11 chicks

Mallard hen with 11 chicks

Can you tell what kind of critter tracks these are in the next photo?

critter tracks

Critter tracks: otters and what else?

There were just otter tracks when I first looked.  But then I caught a second culprit.

beaver

Beaver going to get him a blackberry vine

I didn’t know beavers ate blackberry vines but that’s what it went up to get.  It brought it back down to the water’s edge to eat it.  Watch 2 beavers in this video:

The kingfisher kids are learning how to fish.  Mom and Dad still bring them food though – so they can keep up their strength until they get better at it.

3 kingfishers

3 Kingfisher chicks waiting for breakfast


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