Ted, Tasha, and More - UPDATE March 28, 2020

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Ted was particularly active, scratching his back on the balsam fir tree. Good (cam) driving and good captures.

Ted Snacking and Marking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6mSp3YUWZY

Tasha out of her den! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4QGv4OT4og

Tasha out of her den, part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yaqao6GNvf4

Tasha plays then digs out the rock den https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A24dV5Sxu4

Tasha hanging out behind the rock den https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxdIl319fDw

Tasha pondering on a bed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIR8kBZaHJs

Tasha plays, makes her bed and falls asleep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epgyQ82Z1G4

Woodchuck eating broccoliWoodchuck eating broccoliHere at the WRI out the window the action was woodchucks, Gull 6 O’clock and his mate, a mink, and the first robin I’ve seen this year. 6 O’clock came for fish (pollock) and bologna over and over with his mate in tow. I thought he might follow her; but when he flies, she follows.

On one of his flights to the window, I wondered why 6 O’clock suddenly turned and flew away. Then a mink appeared right where the gull was going to land. The mink grabbed piece after piece of bologna but was never in a position for us to see its markings. Then it went down the steps and off through the woods and disappeared.

The big woodchuck found the smorgasbord we set out for him or her on the second floor deck like last year. This woodchuck is very recognizable from the front by the dot (wound) in the middle of its forehead and from the sides by a patch of light fur on each cheek (not very visible in this picture). You can see the bite out of the piece of broccoli. Its mouth is open because it is chewing the bite of broccoli calmly while looking toward the window that had a burst of clicks.

A good day.

Thank you for all you do.
Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

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