Friday, July 31, 2009

It’s a Wild Life in Bodega Bay!

We’ve had some amazing wildlife sightings lately and my husband was fortunate enough get some photos. Warning, these shots are not for the squeamish. But if you've got the stomach for it, you can click on them to enlarge.

The other evening, we went for a walk and happened upon this egret eating her dinner-yikes! I know it’s the circle of life and all that, but who doesn’t feel sorry for this little mouse? I didn’t even know egrets were meat-eaters. But sure enough they eat mice, lizards, gophers, frogs, even snakes.

We’ve also seen a few more bobcats, including this one across the street from our house.

A friend told us he spotted a mother bobcat and two cubs in the neighborhood recently. He was driving down the road and saw her just as she was stepping over the curb. She quickly retreated when he approached, but as he drove past he saw two curious little cub faces peeking out from the brush beside her!

And here’s a beautiful great blue heron that I passed on a walk the other day.

We were also recently thrilled to see the doe and her twin fawns that were born in the meadow behind our house in May. I wrote about them here and here. The fawns are nearly as big as their mother now but they're still covered in adorable white spots. We couldn't get a good photo because they kept to the bushes, but we'll keep trying.


Kathryn/ said...

Oh, wow, Kathlene! The bird eating a mouse doesn't bother me at all. :)
I'd be glad! Fewer ones in the neighborhood. Thank you, bird! :)

The bobcat is amazing. I remember the thrill of seeing them in the wash behind my house in AZ. So amazing! Bravo and well done at getting them on film!

Kathlene said...

Thank you Kathryn! I'm still at the stage of thinking the mice are cute so I'm not there yet...

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathlene!

Yeah, I can't help but to think it's a hard way to go if your a mouse. Great photo though! All of them. Really neat about the two fawns and thier mom returning. I wonder how far the range... Thanks for another great blog. Have a wonderful day! Suzanne

Anonymous said...

Wonderful shot of the Great Blue Heron. There's one I see on my commute but it always flies away as soon as I slow to take a picture.


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