Spot the bobcat!

August 23, 2023 • 10:00 am

Reader Fred sent me a photo that came from this tweet.  Can you spot the bobcat in it? I’ll put the extracted picture below, and will post the reveal at noon Chicago time.

Please don’t put the answer in the comments so that others can search. But you can say whether you spotted it.

Find it! (Click to enlarge.) I’d call this fairly easy:

Spot the goldfinch!

July 16, 2023 • 9:00 am

This photo comes from a frustrated Mark Richardson, who gives us an easier “spot the” photograph. Can you find the goldfinch? I’d call this one “pretty damn easy”, in fact so easy that there will be no reveal.

Since the last couple “Spot the…” posts have been so difficult (for me at least…I couldn’t find the damsel fly or the hermit crab) I thought I’d offer an easy one.  This is spot the American goldfinch (Spinus tristis), Washington’s state bird. We put out a nyjer seed feeder (touted as the goldfinches favorite food) and sure enough, we have at least three pairs visiting regularly.

Click to enlarge the photo:

Spot the damselfly!

July 15, 2023 • 9:00 am

Robert Lang sent this “spot the” photo that he took recently. Can you spot the damselfly? Enlarge the photo by clicking on it. The reveal is at noon Chicago time, and I rate this one “pretty hard.”

Please don’t reveal where it is in the comments, so that each reader can find it for themselves.

Spot the hermit crab!

July 10, 2023 • 9:00 am

Reader Leo Glenn sends a “spot the hermit crab” photo with these notes:

 I’m sending you a Spot the Hermit Crab photo, taken at Playa Avellanas, Guancacaste Province, Costa Rica. I believe it is an Ecuadorian Hermit Crab (Coenobita compressus). I would rate it as “difficult”, and for readers who want a formidable challenge.

Click to enlarge, of course, and look carefully. Please do not tell people where it is when you comment; just say, “I found it” (if you did!)

The reveal will be up at noon Chicago time.