Red Foxes: Dayton, MD (Update)

I have been up the road a few times in the last month and there has been plenty to see. All the cow farms have their beautiful cattle out and about grazing. The resident snow goose is still at it’s little pond on Tridelphia Rd. BUT, there have been other spottings.

I’ve seen Cedar Waxwings, some Herons, plenty of turtles, a snake (black I think), a beaver (up close but not personal), and a red fox.

The Cedar Waxwings, Herons, turtles, and snake were at Big Branch Recreation Area. Herons, turtles, and the beaver were at Pig Tail Recreation Area. The red fox was on Tridelphia Rd just up the hill from the pond that the snow goose lives in. The red fox was seen lurking around during the day too. My dad says that’s weird behavior for foxes.

Oh, I saw a hawk in Glenelg a little over a month ago. The part of Glenelg I’m talking about isn’t too far from Dayton. It was in the trees about 50 feet from Olde Time Liquors. Some crows had something to say about him lurking around though.

Red Foxes: Deer Hoof Print Feild Guide

This is, for those who don’t know, a deer hoof print. This is fairly thick mud though so you might not see something as clear as this. At a later date, I’ll add a picture of the (dung) or maybe in a separate post so you’ll know what you’re seeing when you see it. I’m going to try and start having posting pictures in posts to use as field guides. Oh, and this was taken along the shore at Pig Tail Recreation Area.

Red Foxes: Animal Spottings in Dayton, MD

No pictures of living animals, though I did see living animals today.

I saw plenty of deer, even a couple fawns. No bucks though. This was all around Dayton, even in Glenelg and Clarksville.

I saw a pretty big water turtle that didn’t budge an inch at any sound and only raised it’s head when a bunch of Karp got really close to it. So, like I said, I saw Karp, and a lot of them. Today, especially when I was there, was a great time for seeing Karp. I saw baby turtles too. Oh, and I saw a Kingfisher. It was a good view too. They’re like Blue Jays, but much cooler. This was at Big Branch Recreation Area.

I saw two, maybe three, Herons. I saw a couple Woodpeckers yesterday, a flash of one today, but I did hear one working hard at a tree but it was just out of sight. While hiking along the muddy shore, I saw this carcass of a Crawdad, something I had been really looking for today though we didn’t see much but minnows. I found the shell of one though. I didn’t have my camera with me when I saw it so I had to pry it out of the mud and it got a bit messed up when I did and when I set it down to take a picture the wind blew it away and it got more messed up in the recovery of it, thus why it’s not a great picture. Sorry, bad luck when it came to that. I keeping saying that I saw these things, but really I was with my dad. We saw them. But it was a good wildlife day today. This was at Pig Tail Recreation Area.