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Some birds and beasts:
Posted By: Tom Lusk, 04-12-2008, 08:04 AM

It's nice to see some of the creatures showing up after having been hidden away for the winter. Here are a few recent shots:

A river otter (shot just at dusk resulting in the odd colours)

A raccoon shot from my bedroom window:

A pair of common mergansers taken when out on the St. Lawrence River this week:

A strange squirrel that turned nasty on me - full frame:

A goose that had been searching for a nesting site:

I just love this time of year!
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04-12-2008, 08:35 AM   #2
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Nice captures Tom, I love the racoon shot, nice composition. Looks like your area is teeming with wildlife. (watch that.....uh ... squirrel.... )
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Squirrel? Hmmm... Oh yes, the Squirrel-Stink-alot specie. I believe!

Nice photos. I love the raccoon shot!
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I was wondering when you'd wake from your northern hibernation. Glad to see some more excellent work Tom. The Raccoon is great. You could sell that one to Laz-boy!

Great capture of the Canada goose. Good thing that 'squirrel' is facing you'd have a hard time sneaking up on any new wildlife for a few weeks! Do you keep a couple of cases of tomato juice handy?

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Welcome back Tom - we missed those great Canadian widlife shots. Excellent Series. I particulary like common mergansers shot. And like Peter says you might want to check your books for what type of "squirrel" that was - I hear if you lift them by the tail and stick you nose reall close - there will be no doubt on species Great job as always!
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Love that raccoon shot as well, and look at those claws on the so called squirrel!

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Great shots! Nice shot of that stripped squirrel. I've never been able to catch one out in daylite hours. Glad to see you posting again.

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Poor Little Beau Pepe Le Pew such a romantic and oh so misunderstood.
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Good to see spring is arriving in your neck of the woods. I loved the racoon shot and the amazing color on your er...squirrels up there. Eh.
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Tom, this is such a delight to browse through your wild life shots again. Very different variety this time and these shots are almost like national geographic channel magic moments captured on camera.

I love the inflight shots where the ducks were fighting ?

Great series
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Glad to see some of your local residents You really live in a beautiful area and I really enjoy your photos. (rather have a coon around the house than that squirrel)
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Great shots again, love the raccoon and the flying birds specially!
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Gorgeous shots Tom, that racoon shot is outstanding.
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WOW. Great pictures.
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Yet another set of great photos Tom!

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