Sunday, December 31, 2017

wildlife pictures for 2017

Here is a collection of wildlife pics taken this year. It is our first full year in northern Wisconsin. All but one of the pictures were taken at our house. Let's start with a little sunshine.
I've seen all 5 varieties of woodpecker native to Wisconsin. They are Downy, Hairy, Pileated, Red-Bellied and Red-Headed.
The Red-Headed and Red-Bellied Woodpecker.
The Pileated Woodpecker is my favorite. They look and can sound prehistoric.
We have a very diverse selection of winged birds and ducks. Much larger than I ever saw in St. Paul.
A Coopers Hawk spent the summer hunting in the area.
More birds and ducks.
Some waterfowl.
Other wildlife. River Otter.
Muskie near the dock shortly after ice-out.
Even the Red squirrel likes a drink of water in the winter, better than eating snow.
I got all these pictures from just casual observation. Hope to have more and better pics in the future.
I hope everyone has a most excellent 2018.


  1. John, that's a great collection of backyard wildlife!!!

  2. Happy New Year!!! Now that I'm on the blog, will you respond to my texts? LOL