Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Twin Moose Calves - WOW

You won't get to see this scene very often!  We are moving into the days when we see more and more moose coming back into the area (those that haven't been killed by the burgeoning wolf population here in our valley.  The moose population is way down here and in other areas as well.  But that's another story. . . .)

 I looked out my kitchen window about 7 a.m. this morning and I saw these two guys!  So cool!  My mother and her pals were still here, so they got to see them and take pictures also.  Such a treat.  Mama Moose was very nearby - mamas never let babies get very far away.  Moose are so very curious - like deer - very curious.
 These guys wandered around for awhile - they didn't seem to be the least bit concerned.  (I was taking pictures out the window, so they weren't threatened nor frightened).

 Yesterday we had the treat of hearing and seeing a pair of sandhill cranes!  There are actually two in this picture - you can click on it to see it full size.
Their cry is very distinctive - never any doubt about what we're hearing. What a treat.  Moose three days in a row.  A cute, photogenic little dear and sandhill cranes.  Lucky.  Beautiful place to live!

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