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NH Trip Report


Evening folks…just got back from a quick trip to NH to photograph the Black-backed Woodpeckers nest and for a bit of scouting for sows with cubs and loons. The Black-back babies are just starting to show themselves, plenty of bears, I just never found any with clubs and as always the loons were fun…..Happy

Also of note was an otter family of one adult and two young ones. Then on my way home today I saw one of the largest bull moose I have ever seen!

Total list from Sunday afternoon until today:

Bear 8... photographed one.
Deer 3 no fawns.
Moose... MONSTER bull 1.
Otter 1 adult 2 kits…photographs but you'll never see them…..Happy
Black-backed Woodpeckers 2 adults and not sure yet how many young…photographs
Pileated 2…photographs
Loons 2…photographs
Hen Wood-duck with many ducklings.
Numerous other tweedy birds but surprising very little other water fowl.
Lupine are in full bloom and well as many other wildflowers.

Overall not bad for just few days…Happy

Otter with Catfish


Evening folks…spent the afternoon over at my otter location and was able to photograph this one gobbling down a catfish. It was amazing to watch, within 2 seconds of going underwater it came back up with this fish! There was also a beaver out on the ice for a bit, and a Belted Kingfisher…guess it likes ice fishing! It did manage to catch a fish in what little open water there is….Happy

Fun afternoon!


River Otter


Evening folks…this is a critter I have been trying to photograph for sometime now, the River Otter. I located an area where there has been a lot of activity earlier this week. And this afternoon I finally was able to get a few photographs before it disappeared. I think I located the den as well and with any luck they will have their pups at this location!

Have a great weekend.