Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Nature Notes: Big Cats

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baby lions, about one year old - the male already has a nice mane going on, but they both still have spots on their legs

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Siberian tigress Taiga

and some non-felines:
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a mara or Patagonian hare (Dolichotis patagonum), he's leucistic

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a couple of Impalas (Aepyceros melampus), they are very wary and would only take nibbles of hay, then return to watching me

Photos were taken at Hagenbecks Tierpark, Hamburg

Nature Notes is hosted by Michelle at Rambling Woods

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Nature Notes: Take a Walk

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It's warm enough to take a walk with just a light jacket, a very nice change.

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a Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra) is not amused that it swam all the way from across the canal and I didn't feed it.

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a Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus), there are several pairs on the canal behind my house

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a Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

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some greylag geese (Anser anser) enyoing the afternoon sun

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I planted Eryngium planum as a bee pasture last autumn and now they're starting to grow, I hope they'll attract many bees and bumblebees

Nature Notes is hosted by Michelle at Rambling Woods