FC: Wildlife As I See It Through The Camera Lens
1: Wildlife As I See It Through the Camera Lens | A Pictorial of Animals and Birds Photographed and Compiled by Jim Christie, Kokomo, Indiana 2/20/09
2: Squirrels are really photogenic and can be very entertaining to watch as they scamper around the yard and in the trees looking for something they can eat. . . I have watched them throughout the year in all kinds of weather and they always seem to amuse me with their playful antics. | Do you have any more nuts for me? | Frolicking in the snow! | Squirrels in the Yard
3: Thank you for the food, it's always appreciated. Pole Dancer? No, just my way of getting to the sunflower seed. | A Little Nourishment
4: And you thought I couldn't get to the suet feeder? Wrong again! | This is how you get the corn! Swinging on the bungee corn feeder.
5: Our Tom Cat watching the squirrel eating on the windowsill. What's he thinking? | It's been a long hot day, and I'm tired. Go away and let me rest for awhile!
6: Chipmunks can also be very entertaining as you will see in the next few pictures, however they can also be very destructive, as they like to chew on anything that they can sink their teeth into. . . They will also burrow under your house and create problems in your crawl space. | Chipmunk (Rodent) A kin to the squirrel
7: Caught in the act of swinging on corn bungee.
8: Standing tall and watching me taking his picture. | Chubby cheeks full of sunflower seeds from the bird feeder.
9: Blocking the sunlight, and the solar light will be dim tonight. | All mine, and my cheeks are filled. Thank you for the corn.
10: Small, Young Squirrel | This young squirrel visited the yard looking for a bite to eat, and it looks like he found the sunflower seed and corn to munch on.
11: Ground Hogs in Area
12: Young Opossum and Raccoon
13: Wild Hare/Rabbit Sometimes Called Cottontail | The wild rabbit population seems to be on the increase, even in the suburbs, as they can easily find food and shelter in the neighborhoods. . . Many rabbits hide under back yard barns or shrubbery growing around homes. . . It is a very common thing to see rabbits in your own back yard even when fenced in and dogs are romping in the yard, as the rabbits can easily slide through the fence that holds in the pets.
14: Some hares seen in my back yard . . . You need a zoom lens to capture shots like this, as rabbits shy away from people and are easily spooked.
15: Deer Population Increasing In the recent years the deer population is definitely on the increase, and with the boom in the home building in the suburbs it is not uncommon to see the deer in your own back yard . . . And they are a menace on the highways causing destruction and harm to drivers and vehicles. . . We must learn to live with the wildlife.
16: A few deer captured through the camera lens.
17: Mountain Wildlife In July 2008 we were fortunate to take a vacation trip to Colorado and took many sight-seeing ventures. . . One trip included taking the cog railroad train to the top of Pike's Peak. . . On the way to the top I saw Mountain Goats and Big Horn Sheep. Using my zoom lens I captured a few shots of these magnificent animals.
18: Big Horn Sheep. | Seen on Pike's Peak, Colorado.
19: Birds of the Feather Flock Together . . . The following pages contain photos taken mainly in our own back yard. . . It takes a lot of patience to capture the pictures of so many different varieties of birds seen in the neighborhood. | Birds Seen in the Yard
20: American Robin | Early Bird Gets the Worm. | Baby Robin
21: Blue Jay
22: Downy Woodpecker | Female | Male
24: House (Purple) Finch
25: House Wren
26: Northern Cardinal (Female) | Mates
27: Northern Cardinal (Male)
28: Northern Mockingbird
29: Mourning Dove
30: Red-bellied Woodpecker
31: White & Rose-breasted Nuthatch | White-breasted | Rose-breasted
32: Rose Breasted Grosbeak | Male | Female
33: Ruby-throated Hummingbird | Male | Female
34: Common Sparrow
35: Dark-Eyed Junco & Homing Pigeon | Common Sparrow | Homing Pigeon | Dark Eyed Junco
36: Birds Rarely Seen Around Here | Red Wing Blackbird | Cedar Waxwing | Turkey Vulture
37: Mallard Ducks
38: Wild/Domestic Geese