Montana wildlife: red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) kits at play

June 29, 2012 - The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) kits do a lot of waiting for the adults to return with food to the den. In the early evening...
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Montana wildlife: red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) at dusk

June 28, 2012 - Shooting under low light conditions with high ISO settings can sometimes generate interesting results with movement, uns...
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Montana wildlife: red fox (Vulpes vulpes) kit carrying away and hiding prey

June 27, 2012 - After having been given a columbian ground squirrel by the adult, the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) kit ran off with it and hi...
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Wildflowers: Camas in full bloom at Packer Meadows right now!

June 26, 2012 - The camas (Camassia quamash) at Packer Meadows is in full bloom right now! If you live in the area check it out one of t...
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Road ecology blog: roadkilled red fox (Vulpes vulpes) kits, Montana, USA

June 25, 2012 - Last weekend I found two dead red fox (Vulpes vulpes) kits on a road in central Montana. These are not the same red fox...
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Road ecology blog: red fox (Vulpes vulpes) crossing a road, Montana, USA

June 22, 2012 - An adult red fox (Vulpes vulpes) crossing a road. This is the same individual that fed the ground squirrel to a kit at t...
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Montana wildlife: red fox (Vulpes vulpes) returning to the den with prey 2

June 21, 2012 - Click here to view a series of images of a red fox (Vulpes vulpes) returning to the den with prey. Note the kit that is...
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Montana wildlife: Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) returning to the den with prey

June 20, 2012 - I returned to the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) den. An adult interacted with two of the kits and then left the den. It seems...
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Montana wildlife: Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) kit at the den

June 19, 2012 - My friend Adam told me about a red fox (Vulpes vulpes) den right on the edge of town, just off the road. I stopped by th...
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Wildlife: Columbian ground squirrel (Spermophilus columbianus), Idaho, USA

June 18, 2012 - Columbian ground squirrels (Spermophilus columbianus) are only active for about 90-100 days per year. They have a very l...
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Montana wildlife: White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

June 15, 2012 - This white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) wandered closer to me and only realized I was there when she was perhaps...
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Montana wildlife: Yellow-headed blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)

June 14, 2012 - I always look for yellow-headed blackbirds (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) when I see stands of cattail (Typha spp.). Th...
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Montana wildlife: Red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

June 13, 2012 - Red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus) are relatively common throughout much of North America. In western Montana r...
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Road ecology blog: modification to wildlife guard at access road

June 12, 2012 - Last month I wrote about wildlife guards with standard bars and modified bridge grate, and I also reported on a modifica...
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Montana wildlife: portrait of ruminating pronghorn

June 11, 2012 - Pronghorns (Antilocapra americana) are presumably the second-fastest land animal in the world; only the cheetah is faste...
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Montana wildlife: Long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum)

June 08, 2012 - We don't really think much about salamanders in Montana; we rarely see one. Nonetheless, there are three confirmed salam...
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Backyard wildlife in Missoula: American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

June 07, 2012 - A portrait of an American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis). Like Marcel Huijser Photography on Facebook: http://www.facebo...
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Backyard wildlife in Missoula: fighting pine siskins

June 06, 2012 - Pine siskins (Carduelis pinus) are by far the most numerous species at the feeder. At times there may be between 30 and...
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Backyard wildlife in Missoula: young house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) with tufts

June 05, 2012 - A male house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) is bringing a young to the feeder. The begging behavior is pretty obvious and...
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Abstracts: red colored back of male house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)

June 04, 2012 - If you can get close enough to birds it is possible to photograph parts of their body. Sometimes this can even become cl...
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Backyard wildlife in Missoula, Montana: House sparrow (Passer domesticus)

June 01, 2012 - House sparrows (Passer domesticus) are not native to North America. House sparrows from England were set free in New Yor...
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