Spot the cat!

January 24, 2023 • 8:15 am

Readers’ wildlife will resume tomorrow while I conserve the contributions I have. Keep sending them in, as I can never have too many. Thanks to those who already answered the call.

Reader Stephen sent me this photo of a woodpile, and there’s a cat in there somewhere. Can you spot it?  You can say whether you succeeded or not in the comments, but don’t reveal its location there so that other readers have a chance to find it for themselves.

I’ll put the reveal up at noon Chicago time.

I found it really hard to spot, but a few other people found it readily. Maybe there’s some kind of mental dichotomy in people’s ability to spot camouflaged critters.

Spot the sparrow!

January 18, 2023 • 8:15 am

In lieu of readers’ wildlife photos today (see previous post; we have a shortage), I’m putting up a reader’s “spot the. . . ” quiz.

There is a white-crowned sparrow  (Zonotrichia leucophrys) hiding in this photo. Can you spot it? (Click photo to enlarge.)  I think this one is medium hard—at least it was for me.

If you found it, just put “got it” in the comments, but please don’t give its location to the other readers.  I’ll post a reveal at noon Chicago time.

Try your luck!:

Spot the cat!

January 5, 2023 • 8:45 am

Reader Pradeep posted this photo on FB and called it to my attention. There is a moggy in this photo of a bookstore. Can you find it? I did, but it took a bit. I’d call this “medium”. If you find it, say so in the comments but don’t say where it is so that other readers don’t get a spoiler.

There will be a reveal at noon Chicago time.

Spot the cat!

January 1, 2023 • 9:00 am

Don’t expect much from my brain today, and no, it’s not because I’m hung over. Reader Blue sent this picture and asks you to “Spot the Cat”. I find this one medium hard. Reveal at noon, Chicago time; you can say in the comments that you spotted it, but don’t give away its position!

Spot the frog!

December 7, 2022 • 8:15 am

I’m taking a break from wildlife photos today as I’m conserving them and am also tired. But reader Pradeep has contributed a “spot the” picture. In this pile of rocks, there is a frog. Can you spot it? If you do (or don’t), just say “I did” or “I didn’t” in the comments so to allow readers to look for themselves. The reveal will be at noon Chicago time.

Click to enlarge the photo. I’d call this “medium hard”.

Reveal: “Spot the critter”

December 4, 2022 • 12:00 pm

Did you spot the animal hiding on a tree in today’s earlier post? If not, here’s the reveal. It’s a moth, I believe, but I don’t know the species. (I don’t think it’s the evolutionarily famous Biston betularia). Readers who know should weigh in.

A closeup: