Saturday, 31 July 2021

Saturday's Critters

 🐻BEAR WATCH <= check out my latest. There have been reports of bears in the area. We haven't seen any since July 9th [Critters galore!]. These reports are all within a normal bear's range to us.  

July 20 – reports of a big bear at Beveridge's Locks. (Since May.)
July 25 – Report of three cubs Elm Grove and Hughes Rd.
July 28 – Bear scat on Sunset Dr.

We saw a small bear on camera in June of 2021.

And a large bear  in June 2020.

A Great Crested Flycatcher!  

I spotted this bird on Tuesday, but by the time I put on my 2nd shoe... I missed it. Wednesday morning, it was in the backyard, worried about the crows.

This is probably a vireo chick  They are all over, and BirdNet keeps IDing them by song.

The grandies named our coyotes, Chad! 

Who knew there was such a thing as a Coyote map for urban Toronto? They are quite bold in the city, acclimated to humans. Ours lurk in the forest, scooting past the trailcams most of the time. I've seen them, perhaps, four times in ten years here. Ours are quite afraid of humans, as many here have animals to protect.

Coyote map

doe and two fawns  
The fawns are now appearing on camera. If you watch this one to the end, you'll see the two fawns nursing behind the tree! They don't need to nurse, as they can chew on leaves and grass, but you know how the little ones are!


Saturday's Critters # 398 Thanks, Eileen, for hosting.


eileeninmd said...

Awesome variety of critters and photos. I love the bear, the deer and the coyote.The Red-eyed Vireo is cute and great sightings of the Great-crested Flycatcher. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend! PS, thank you for the comment on my blog.

Shiju Sugunan said...

Nice sightings! Liked the coyote. LoL fawns are too big to be nursed.

Tom said...

...I like viewing a bear from afar.

Anvilcloud said...

I have not been to those locks in my travels.

Yvonne said...

Nice videos. Coyotes are so adaptable.

RedPat said...

I keep seeing signs about coyotes when entering parks in the city but thankfully haven't seen any yet.
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William Kendall said...

I've seen coyotes here, but they are skittish.

Ontario Wanderer said...

Coyote Map for Toronto? How neat. I see coyotes 4 or 5 times a year here but see lots of tracks during the winter snow times.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The bears are scary but it's nice to have the trail cam to keep up with all the comings and goings! You have such a great piece of property for wildlife!

Kay said...

Good gosh! BEARS and coyotes? That sounds a little worrisome.

NatureFootstep said...

you must have a really good equipment to be able to film the flycatcher. And even be able to ID it. Wonderful. :)

Jeanie said...

It's sounding almost like Dorothy in "Wizard of Oz." "Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!" Well, at least no lions and tigers, but coyotes and bears are quite enough!