Tag Archives: Wildlife

Greenish bird with red topknot comes knocking

I don’t know what kind of bird this is, but it really seems to want to come inside the house. The red topknot folds down into a red spot when not in use. Persistent bird has been tapping on the … Continue reading

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“Mountain lion cub” sighting on the Sacramento River Trail

The woman in the white outfit looked both scared and excited. She approached us on the trail in half steps, her hand held up in the universal “stop” signal. She moved her finger to her lips. “Shhh. You have to … Continue reading

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There otter be a law

That we should all seem as carefree as this otter exploring the Sacramento River in Redding yesterday. Click on images to enlarge a bit. “It’s looking right at you,” says my companion. “Indeed so.” Significant of something. A rare exchange. … Continue reading

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One foot crow

Older humans may regret seeing crows feet in the mirror, but this Redding old crow would surely beg to differ. Just a fleeting episode. See a one foot crow. Grab the camera. And then the traffic light changes at the … Continue reading

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A Springtime Quail Love Song does the trick

I was waiting for a client to arrive for a showing at a home for sale in Bella Vista. Out back, this lonely male was singing his Springtime Lovesong, from the top of a propane tank. Evidently, to good effect. … Continue reading

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Catch and release

Among the memories of my youth, I very fondly recall catching lizards. Their reptilian stares, their colorful and varied skins of beady armor. Although I no longer wield the hand-eye speed I possessed in those magical days of jars and … Continue reading

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A Redding squirrel prepares for Winter

We humans have to learn to save for a rainy day. Meanwhile, local critters just know what to do. This guy (or gal?) was hard at work yesterday, gathering acorns. Oak acorns have supported life here since prehistory. So good … Continue reading

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North Redding landscapers

This scene yesterday from a yard on a street in North Redding. Fun to watch, unless they are eating YOUR landscaping.

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