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MrFotoFool

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Today before sunset I went to a local nature preserve that I haven't visited in a couple months. Last year a group of us photographers that visited regularly saw bobcats frequently (about 50% of visits). This year sightings are very rare, but some of them informed me the most regular female has a another kitten. (Sadly she was just radio collared, in spite of researchers telling us they would stay away from this preserve; due to the angle the collar is only barely visible at the bottom of her neck in this photo). I found the cats then afterwards found a juvenile Cooper's hawk and as I was about to leave saw two javelinas cross to the edge of the parking lot. All with A74 (with battery grip) and FE 200-600.
bobcat_female Mama with male kitten S4683 DXO Raw Adjust.jpg
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After yesterday afternoon's success with the bobcats, I decided to go back to the same preserve at sunrise and sunset today (my day off work). Sadly I did not find the bobcats. What I did find is: coyote, juvenile Cooper's hawk (again), desert song sparrow, verdin, yellow-rumped warbler. All with A74 (with battery grip) and FE 200-600. These are all cropped to various degrees.

coyote S4944.JPG
coopers hawk_juvenile S5064.JPG
song sparrow_desert S4916.JPG
verdin S5051.JPG
yellow rumped warbler S4991.JPG
 
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