Posts Tagged ‘muskrat’

An American lady

Essex Street Marsh full of flora and fauna

By Dave Small on Sept. 25, 2012, at 9:54 a.m.
I like to share my photos and something about the locations where I capture the images. Not always glamorous places, not always glamorous critters, and especially, not always great photos, but these places and flora and fauna are near us and accessible. Regardless of outdoor activity interest — hiking, fishing, hunting, skiing, baseball … you get …
A bald eagle perches on a ledge and enjoys a snack.

Nature photos amuse the photographer

By Dave Small on July 17, 2012, at 10:41 a.m.
Someone once commented on one of my NatureShots gallery narratives that “it doesn’t take much to amuse you.”  That person was correct, if the spectacular displays of nature add up to “not much.” I embrace it. Small critters and wild plants fascinate me and I allow their antics and beauty to awe, entertain and amuse …
An adult mallard and chicks explore Essex Street Marsh.

Wildlife abounds at Essex Street Marsh

By Dave Small on July 05, 2012, at 10:09 a.m.
The Essex Street Marsh is a great place to observe nature. For me, it’s great location to just drop in on while between errands and obligations. Responsibilities and rain seemed to time themselves perfectly to limit my outside adventures to just a few and local. This past week was such a time. All my images …
A neighborhood red fox tends to her kits.

Mama fox tends to her kits

By Dave Small on May 16, 2012, at 1:42 p.m.
I hope this finds you all well and enjoying the Maine outdoors as I am. As I write this, our neighborhood fox continues to tend to her kits. She has moved away from the original den site to underneath an abandoned structure not far away. The Essex Street Marsh produced some opportunities to photograph an eastern …
Muskrat on the move

Meandering muskrat strikes a pose

By Dave Small on March 13, 2012, at 9:59 a.m.
Last week while driving west on the Stud Mill Road in Costigan I became aware on a dark spot that seemed to be moving on the ice-covered road about 100 yards ahead of me. As I slowed and pulled off to the side of the road I noticed that a truck coming in the opposite …
Bad hair day? No, just a female hooded merganser

Muskrat on the move, hooded merganser highlight recent hike

By Dave Small on Dec. 06, 2011, at 9:49 a.m.
An unexpected treat greeted me at Mount Hope Cemetery last week.  It is not only a beautiful place to walk, hike or jog, but a peaceful area within the Bangor city limits to observe nature. I was able to spend quite a while watching this little muskrat, perhaps a big as a grapefruit, as he dove …