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Resting White-Tailed Deer

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Photograph of a whilte-tailed deer resting in a meadow

About a week ago I visited the Big Meadow section of Shenandoah National Park, specifically looking for deer.  As I walked through the meadow I noticed this White-Tailed Deer watching me.  I was able to get much closer, the deer in the park are quite used to people, but I like this image of the meadow with the deer resting in it.

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Spider Breakfast

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macro photograph of a spider eating a beetle

Walking through the woods one morning I found this spider having breakfast.

I don’t know much about spider identification but I believe this may be an American House Spider (Parasteatoda Tepidariorum), also known as the Cobweb Spider.

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Great Spangled Fritillary 2

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photograph of a Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly feeding on nectarI was hiking through a woodland meadow, wondering how many ticks I was feeding as I waded through chest high vegetation, when I spotted several butterflies sipping nectar from a patch of wildflowers.  This Great Spangled Fritillary was one of two feeding from a small group of flowers.

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Curious Horned Grebe

photograph of a horned grebe with a curious look

I spotted this Horned Grebe swimming in one of the canals at The Great Dismal Swamp.  It didn’t seem to mind me watching it at all.  It just swam around, in and out of the shadows and would occasionally dive under water.  I was able to get quite a few photos of it but this is one of my favorites.


Tufted Titmouse

photograph of a tufted titmouse

This tufted titmouse is taking a break between trips to a nearby bird feeder.  Titmice are quite gregarious and are often found with chickadees.  They are always one of the first birds to notice when my feeders have been refilled.


Fawn In The Vineyard

photograph of a whitetail deer

I followed a small group of whitetail deer from quite a distance when they entered a vineyard.  This one seemed almost as curious about me as I was about it.  It allowed me to take a few photographs before disappearing deeper into the vineyard.


Carolina Wren

photograph of a Caroline WrenThis Carolina Wren was singing in a tree near the south bank of the James River.  It remained perched on the same branch long enough for me to get several shots of it.  This was my favorite.