Here Kitty, Kitty

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I had just walked out on the trail and was looking at the big group of people farther down the trail when something caught my eye.  One of the rarely seen bobcats was slowing walking right down the trail towards me. When he realized I was standing there he darted into the bushes.

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I looked backward and he came out farther down the trail. At first I thought I was just going to get butt shots but he turned around to inspect something for a few seconds then darted back into the bushes again. It was just a fleeting moment.  These were all taken with my 300mm lens and are extremely cropped so he was pretty far away.

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Lots of slow movers out this morning.

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I don’t see many of these big silk orb weavers like I did several years ago.

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Empty apple snail eggs liter the marsh.  Limpkins eat these.

A fun walk in early December at Circle B Bar Reserve.

Here blurry kitty – Skywatch Friday

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“I want to fly like an eagle, to the sea.”

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“Fly like an eagle, let my spirit carry me” (by Steve Miller band).

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“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas.” The only way that will happen is if these guys poop on me as they fly over my head.

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“Mellow Yellow.”

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“Pretty in pink.”

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“When you wish upon a star.”

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“Just me … and my shadow.”

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I’m thinking this is a red tailed hawk instead of a red shoulder hawk. The red shoulder hawk would have stripes on his tail. Any ideas?

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My first real bobcat sighting and I blew it. I was taking pictures of something else, I can’t even remember what it was now, when I saw something move out of the corner of my eye. My camera settings were all wrong so all I got is this blurry shot.

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By the time I fixed my settings, this was all I got. My first bobcat butt shot!

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It was all over in seconds. He headed down into the ditch and I lost sight of him. I looked for him for at least a half hour softly saying “Here kitty.” but no sign of him again.

Eagles and a bobcat in one day. It was a good morning even though my bobcat pictures turned out blurry. The weather was perfect and not many people out on the trail at Circle B Bar Reserve in early November. I’m going to keep going back this winter and looking for that bobcat again.

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