Tag Archives: Wildlife

Female Cardinal rests between feedings

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This pretty gal seems to be taking everything in around our feeder.  The feeder is actually below and to her right.

Dan O. De Ment

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Male Cardinal in Study

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In January 2014 I posted this image and thought it would be a good way to finish out 2017 – many of you really enjoyed his peaceful posture and apparent disregard for the winter weather.

Dan O. De Ment

Doe stepping out for a drink

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I took this image yesterday at about 7:30 PM.  She was behind a business located next to Forest Park Nature Center in Peoria Heights.   I used my camera, an Alcatel Pop Astro.  She sure was a pretty little gal and had just been drinking from the bird bath directly in front of her.

Dan O. De Ment

Male, American Gold Finch, picking seeds from a Cone Plant

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This handsome little fella was very busy a few mornings ago. He was moving from plant to plant and I was lucky to catch him before he moved again.  Actually, it seems a bit early for Finches to be feeding on Cone Plants.  We generally don’t see them until the fall.  But, this plant got his attention.

Dan O. De Ment

Young Praying Mantis on the Hunt

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This youngster was hunting when I disturbed his concentration.  As you can see he’s looking at me.  I was so attracted to him I did not see the spider below.  Thankfully, the camera picked it up.  I did not stick around to see what happened next.

Dan O. De Ment