Readers’ wildlife photos

March 19, 2021 • 8:00 am

Send in your good wildlife photos, please!

We have two contributors today. Their IDs and captions are indented, and you can click on the photos to enlarge them.

Contributer #1 is from Roger Sorensen, who sent this on March 16.

Central Minnesota had some snow yesterday and overnight, which is at the verge of melting today (16 March). This morning I spotted these markings on my front walk where birds, species unknown, had landed and flown. Or perhaps one bird landed, hopped, and flew.

This shows wing tips, one foot, and I guess a skid mark.

The bird might have been an American Robin, Turdus migratorius. There’s been a fly emergence here and yesterday I saw a Robin hop-chasing one across my still-slightly-snowy lawn.

This shows feet and tail marks.

From Anne-Marie Cournoyer in Montreal.

Grey squirrel – (Sciurus carolinensis)

A beautiful courtship in our yard this morning (March 14, 2021).  I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

Only one thing to add: the female was quite busy and popular. She accepted one mate but was pursued by 6 other suitors!

8 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

  1. In the Spring a young squirrel’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. (With apologies to Tennyson.)

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