I thought this was funny ! Mrs. Raccoon did not I guess...
As i was setting up my camera in the early morning light I made a setting in the camera, looked back into the viewfinder and WOW, This handsome fluffy raccoon was setting there. Quite the surprise ! 8/11/17
Mink are common at Quabbin. I caught this one in the middle of jumping around with all 4 feet off the ice doing a happy dance. (taken 4/10/15)
This is a Fin Whale found on yesterdays trip. They are the second largest living things on earth. They grow to be 70 feet long and weighs 80 tons. They live up to 100 years. They are swift and called the greyhounds of the sea. This one was found 30 miles off the coast of southern Maine.
Gray squirrels are very common.
A friend of mine throws out seeds for the birds at Quabbin once in a while. here's a gray squirrel taking his share. 1/10/17
This grey squirrel has a lot of reddish fur. There were two of them together and they looked like twins. 9/9/15
I came upon this guy sitting in the sun this morning. I thought he looked really cold ! 12/19/21
One of the 2 black squirrels we have here was enjoying the pumpkin we put out there for them. We have 4 grays and 2 blacks keeping it exciting around here most of the time..... 12/3/16
As I was taking the photo of the towhee this red squirrel stopped on the wall to scold me about something? I couldn't understand him because he had his mouth full of nesting materials. 5/8/15
Red squirrels are very common and can be heard chattering everywhere around Quabbin where there are pine and spruce trees.
It won't be long before these guys start caching up food for the long winter. They don't hibernated and can be seen about Quabbin year round. 8/27/15
"Hey pal, can you spare an acorn or some sunflower seeds ?"
Early morning sunlight is like magic ! This red squirrel came running down a stone wall and stopped in a patch of sunlight right in front of me as I was taking beaver photographs.
This little guy kept me company all summer while watching herons and other critters around the swamp. 9/4/15
Yum Yum, acorns ! This baby chipmunk has it figured out already ! 6/20/17
I went looking for river otters today and I found this man eating chipmunk instead,,,,, he just finished lifting weights !
A chipmunk looks at me from on a wall in the early spring.
Porkys are also very common at Quabbin. I caught this one snoozing in his tree in the late afternoon sun in the late fall.
I saw this guy wandering down the road and snuck up on him. He was so intent on eating fresh green grass he never saw me! Common at Quabbin but spend most of their time in trees. 4/23/15
Another porcupine digging grubs and berries in the great spring weather. This is a young one and definitely needs to have his nails clipped! He walked right up to me…..5/4/15
They can be seen in Quabbin Park in early mornings. They like field edges and fresh grass.
This guy was feeding in a riverbed on fresh green shoots coming up this spring. They are rodents and related to the beavers. 5/3/15
This little muskrat popped up twice this week as I have been living in a swamp with the beavers ! He eats a few acorns floating in the water then goes along his merry way.. 5/5/17
This big guy ran across the road so fast I barely had time to get the camera up.
This bear knew I was behind him. He walked down the road about 200 yards and then ran into the woods and like magic he disappeared. 5/25/15
A friend and I were sitting there watching a loon chick when my friend say's "hey Dale, there's a bear" ! About 300 yards down the shore this black bear appeared and cruised the shore until he was out of sight behind some rocks. We sat there for three hours before he showed up. A fun sighting on a slow day. 11/10/15
While sitting in the woods this morning at a local beaver pond I heard something huge coming thru the woods about 100 feet from me. It was to noisy to be a moose. When it appeared it was a female black bear with a tracking collar from Masswildlife with 2 cubs about 16 months old behind her. 5/10/17
Here is one of the cubs that was with its mother this morning..
Here is a photo from June of 2015 I found in my archives while looking for some bear photos for a re-do of my Four Seasons of Quabbin powerpoint show This large male was with a smaller female who took right off. This guy hung around stomping his feet at me !
This morning I found these 2 red foxes traveling all over the ice on the northern Quabbin. Here they are running under a pair of bald eagles ! 1/30/16
I watched a mink swim across a pond and hang out on a beaver lodge. Notice the small patch of white fur under his chin. He was there for about 15 minutes before moving on. 3/23/16
An eastern cotton-tail rabbit was eating its supper when I blundered into it. It sniffed at me a few times and I took this picture and left. It then went back to munching grass. 6/25/17
A summit meeting ! These 3 gray fox kits belong to the female gray fox on the next page here. They are about 3 months old and ready to take on the world. 6/2/17
I spent a couple hours with a female gray fox and her 3 kits this afternoon.... A rare find and a beautiful family I was able to photograph. 6/1/16
When mink go bad.......
Here is another mink image. They sure are alert and fast creatures.....