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    Quote Originally Posted by snoqpass View Post
    That cute lil guy doesn't look so wild
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    Someone needs to tell LittleBigLost about this thread, seems right on target with the great wildlife pics he shoots n shows. Nice words from dd too, I think he's sweet on ya babybear
    good idea LBL lives in this area and he gets some incredible photos.
    dd and I get along bc we're soldiers of the same struggle

    here's another one that I really like
    this was from 1 or 2 winters ago, driving back from park city in the snake river canyon. I was driving and came around a corner and these guys were on the hillside
    my first thought was- holy shit! a bunch of little polar bears!
    I have no idea why I thought polar bears as my first primal id, but thought you all might enjoy
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    sandhill cranes are far from rare in CA but I've never seen one before at Donner Lake
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    Boo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Cool thread.

    I've got this guy hanging out on a branch over the pond out back and had no clue what it is. Turns out there's a lot of websites that make it really easy to identify birds. Never seen one like this before and thought it was a cross between a woodpecker and a blue jay that was plucking fingerling bass out of the water with ease.



    Apparently it's a Belted Kingfisher.
    Awesome shot! In my book, one of the coolest birds in nature along with the Peregrine and Golden Eagle. Grew up on the Delaware River and had several local Kingfishers that used amaze me with the size fish they could catch/fly off with.

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    Ran into a cougar this afternoon...

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    I think this guy was sort of showing off. Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice thread!

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    Cool thread. Antelope were grazing in the UT/ID border this afternoon but no pics... so goats

    2 weeks ago in the Wasatch, Rock Canyon



    2 years ago in the Uintas



    4 years ago on Timpanogos


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    Bear in neighbors yard, wagon is his dog food bowl. Cat on power line in my pasture.
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    I usually see a lot of wildlife when out walking the dogs. Stumbled on a nest of owlets last summer on the desert. Not so cute but kind of cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FussyDutchman View Post
    Awesome shot! In my book, one of the coolest birds in nature along with the Peregrine and Golden Eagle. Grew up on the Delaware River and had several local Kingfishers that used amaze me with the size fish they could catch/fly off with.
    I can't take credit for the photo - it's from the bird ID website I stumbled upon trying to figure out what it was. Just crappy iPhone pics is all I got. Very cool bird though. I watched him for a solid hour plucking fish out of the water left and right.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Came up behind this guy last week

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    I can't take credit for the photo - it's from the bird ID website I stumbled upon trying to figure out what it was. Just crappy iPhone pics is all I got. Very cool bird though. I watched him for a solid hour plucking fish out of the water left and right.
    I figured I would give you credit but that it might be off the web. Efficient little guys for sure, I think they catch just for fun sometimes.

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    Great Blue Heron from a couple of weekends ago.
    Heron On Raft22 by Tim_NEK, on Flickr

    Another heron from last fall:
    Heron with Breakfast by Tim_NEK, on Flickr

    Mating Black Bears in my back yard at dusk.
    Two Bears by Tim_NEK, on Flickr

    Big Bear by Tim_NEK, on Flickr

    Running deer in the field behind my house from two winters ago. They are out there almost every evening just as the light gets to low to get a decent photo.
    Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Cool thread.

    I've got this guy hanging out on a branch over the pond out back and had no clue what it is. Turns out there's a lot of websites that make it really easy to identify birds. Never seen one like this before and thought it was a cross between a woodpecker and a blue jay that was plucking fingerling bass out of the water with ease.



    Apparently it's a Belted Kingfisher.
    maybe it's just bc we've been talking about him on the other thread, but this seems like the seth morrison of the bird world to me
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    Belted Kingfishers need sponsors too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dromontana View Post
    Cool thread. Antelope were grazing in the UT/ID border this afternoon but no pics... so goats

    2 weeks ago in the Wasatch, Rock Canyon


    The goat led the pitch? Doesn't seem sporting.

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    A few from my "yard" over the last few weeks...
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    The Sheriff is near!

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    We get a lot of moose in our neighborhood from late April through Oct. The rut is starting now, and as soon as the snow flies, they'll all move to their winter grounds. It was a decent year for moose (a few less than the last couple of years). Unfortunately, we've lost at least 10+ due to vehicle strikes on the interstate this year.

    Here's our latest sighting... Mom and baby in our front yard.
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    Wingspan of about 6 feet when it flew above me in a forest. Was not expecting something that big to fly near me, mainly because the forest canopy was thick. I was worrying more about the bear my dog just got done chasing at the time and flinched pretty good. Great Grey Owl.

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    A few from the local environs:






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    Lunch is served...

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    Saw this Grizzly sow and her two cubs on Togwotee pass in July on the way through.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PassTheDutchie View Post
    A few from the local environs:

    You know Tim Knight? Top notch squirrel photog, real legend around here.

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