Archive for June, 2018

Surprise … four owlets this year. I found the first adult on May 17, but didn’t see the four owlets together until a month later. My friend and wildlife photographer, Harry Collins, heard the calls from the owlets and we found two and one adult. But on June 23rd, we caught all four together and an adult bringing back food. I had never seen four owlets in all the years I’ve been following this pair in Acadia National Park. Anyway, the adults will be very busy feeding all these hungry mouths. It should be fun watching them grow … if I can find them again.

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05/16/18 Red Fox Kits

Posted: June 1, 2018 in Uncategorized

Well, we’re back up in Maine and looking forward to exploring Acadia National Park till the end of October. On the first day here, my next door neighbors, who are avid bike riders, mentioned to me they had seen a fox kit along a carriage road during their bike ride in the park. The next morning I headed out at sunrise. To my surprise, one kit was actually sitting on a rock waiting for me when I arrived at the location. The den was down below with several entrances. Mom had left a kill across the road and I sat and watched two of the kits going back and forth to eat. One kit was very curious about me and made a detour on one trip to come over and smell my shoes. It was quite the experience to see these little ones up close. A hiker told me there were three, the other one was probably sleeping in the den after a full meal.

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