Kip’s Comments 8-17-17

Whitetail Deer Fawn in Stream - Image 456601 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Hey…I am a Nice Guy!

During my travels today I developed an uneasy feeling that I was not liked or my presence was not appreciated. In a 100-yard stretch of road that often hosts a variety of wild critters on both sides and in the air above I found birds and a snake and none of them cooperated with me for wildlife photography.

This great blue heron slowly but steadily worked its way away from me.  

Great Blue Heron:  

Great Blue Heron - Image 456570 (© Kip Ladage)

Great Blue Heron – Image 456570 (© Kip Ladage) 

 

A couple of turkey vultures flew low and close, sniffed the air, and moved on. (Might be a good thing?)  

Turkey Vulture in Flight:  

Turkey Vulture in Flight - Image 456593 (© Kip Ladage)

Turkey Vulture in Flight – Image 456593 (© Kip Ladage) 

 

This eastern kingbird fidgeted around on the power line and took off for destinations unknown.  

Eastern Kingbird:

Eastern Kingbird - Image 456506 (© Kip Ladage)

Eastern Kingbird – Image 456506 (© Kip Ladage)

 

And this northern water snake was the epitome of disrespectful behavior. Some drivers would have ended its life as it stretched itself on the traveled portion of the road.  (This snake was long – as in measured in feet long!). I avoided driving over the snake but did get out to shoot some pictures. It didn’t take long before the snake coiled itself and began jumping quickly at me. Really snake…what did I do to you?    

Northern Water Snake:    

Northern Water Snake - Image 456573 (© Kip Ladage)

Northern Water Snake – Image 456573 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Northern Water Snake - Image 456589 (© Kip Ladage)

Northern Water Snake – Image 456589 (© Kip Ladage) 

 

Earlier in the day, when the wildlife accepted me, I had a few seconds of fun watching this whitetail deer fawn frolic in a shallow stream. Nobody can convince me animals don’t enjoy themselves every now and then.  

Whitetail Deer Fawn in Stream:

Whitetail Deer Fawn in Stream - Image 456601 (© Kip Ladage)

Whitetail Deer Fawn in Stream – Image 456601 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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