Monday, January 23, 2017

Deer Carcass on the Ottawa River at Baskin's Beach

Jan 14 and 15, 2017

When we got back from the OFO outing, there was a message from my friend, Ray, to say that wolves had taken down a deer right in front of their home, and that 2 Bald Eagles were scavenging on it.  Off I went!

The eagles had departed, but soon returned for a fly past. One of them alighted on the ice some 20 feet from the carcass, but did not go to it.


Barbara wanted in on the action, so, after confirming with Ray, we headed out there again.  This time we parked at the marina and snowshoed along the ice.

There was a Bald Eagle at the carcass when were donning our snowshoes, but it soon departed.  We snowshoed right up to the carcass without seeing another animal.  So, we decided to go past a bit, before turning back. 

Then we spotted a Red Fox trotting out onto the ice for a snack.  It left for a few minutes and came back for a second round.  Finally, it left for good and the Common Ravens took their turn.

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