Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Ruby Throated Hummingbird Male


A male Ruby Throated Hummingbird close-up. Amazing how they control the appearance of their throat feathers from dark black to bright red.


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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Southern Flying Squirrel


The amazing and rarely seen Southern Flying Squirrel is the smallest and most ancient squirrel in North America. I'm hanging out with a bunch of them in the Great Smoky Mountains so more to come as we get to know each other. To see these amazing creatures in flight from a few years ago see: https://youtu.be/yYqAhJPF1NI


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Friday, June 15, 2018

Squirrels Ride Out a Severe Storm in Florida




Squirrel Riders On the Storm! Amazing account of two Backyard Gray Squirrels that ride out an intense official Severe Thunderstorm on the outside of the house. Their natural survival instincts lead them to do exactly the right things to survive, something humans can learn from. They were welcome in the house but chose to stay put outside. Imagine what it is like to ride out these Florida Lightning Storms in the tree tops all the time?
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Young Marsh Rabbit Visits Florida Backyard


Surprised to find a tiny young native Marsh Rabbit in the Backyard after recent flooding rains. Have never seen a rabbit in the Backyard or dense conservation area and neither have the squirrels apparently - more on that later. No feral cats for almost three years and just increasing population of the rabbits may have finally resulted in their reestablishing this as a territory. There should be Marsh Rabbits here anyway. They'll have to watch out for hawks and this one seems pretty caution. I'm no doubt the first human it has seen. Marsh Rabbits are considerable smaller than cottontails and this one is probably just out on his own and very tiny. Besides having small ears if you look closely you'll see their tail is brown on top and white on the bottom compared to the common cottontail.


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Monday, June 11, 2018

Anole Lizards Fight for Mating Territory


Like miniature dinosaurs in an old B-Movie Crested Brown Anole Lizards are fighting for prime Backyard mating rights and territory! Although rather violent at first glance if you watch closely its more about wearing down the opponent into submission and doing pushups. Previous prizefights can be seen at: https://youtu.be/CmYnQO_Csn0


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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Pileated Woodpecker Close Up


The most exciting of Backyard Birds, this stunning big male Pileated Woodpecker really knows how to make an entrance! He can peck away at my fence all he wants - that's fine with me. This is the first time I've caught one on film working the Backyard fence instead of back in the dense jungle. If you watch closely you'll see their amazing tongue lapping up passing ants. Filmed in Florida.


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Friday, June 8, 2018

Raccoons Move In To Escape Flood


Seeing Raccoons in the daytime is not unusual this time of year as they are busy raising their kits and need more food. Excessive rain and flooding of the jungle behind the backyard has driven more wildlife into the Backyard than usual. Mother Raccoon has decided it is safer for her kids to live under my studio so she ripped through the lattice with relative ease.


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Raccoons Move In To Escape Flood


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Red Shouldered Hawk Hunting Camouflage




Raptors are not known for stealth but this Red Shouldered Hawk hunting snakes and maybe a squirrel in the Florida Backyard has found the perfect hunting stand. It is also using the morning light at its back to make it almost impossible to see and even film because of the glare. This has been the "snakiest" Spring I can remember and they are like gourmet sushi for the hawks!
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Red Shouldered Hawk Hunting Camouflage

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Black Racer Snake at Full Speed - Squirrel Runs Away!





Fastest Black Racer Snake at full acceleration is a sight to behold and so is a Gray Squirrel that runs away in fear! What is the fastest U.S. snake is open to debate depending on environment and circumstances, but watch this Black Racer kick it into high gear on grass and its hard to imagine any faster snake. A person would have to break stride and run to keep up with or ahead of it. Squirrels have been filmed attacking snakes to protect their territory and family before, this may be the first time one has been filmed running away up a tree to safety when coming eye to eye with a snake.
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Black Racer Snake at Full Speed - Squirrel Runs Away!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Young Squirrel Crying In The Rain


Constant rain is a bummer! The juvenile Red Squirrels are on their own now and scampering all over exploring, but two weeks of rain in the Great Smoky Mountains has got this one really down. He doesn't even feel like chewing on his favorite piece of wood. But a short break in the downpours and a new adventure starts.


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