RIVER CRITTERS I’VE PHOTOGRAPHED
FROM OUR CONDO & YARD:
SWANS:

swans in the ipswich river above the dam        swans in the ipswich river above the dam

CANADA GEESE:

canadian goose swimming in the ipswich river        canadian geese and babies swimming in the ipswich river

RIVER OTTERS:

male otter on top of the very dry ipswich river mills dam        river otter playing and hunting for fish in the ipswich river

ipswich river otter eating fish on the ice        otter sticking his tongue out at me

photo project part 7 2011-2015 ipswich ma otters        photo project part 7 2011-2015 ipswich ma otters

river otter climbing on top of the dry ipswich mills dam        male otter catching and eating fish in the fresh water above the ipswich river mills dam

BEAVER:

beaver in the snowy ipswich river        beaver eating leaves in the ipswich river

wee baby beaver on a rock in the ipswich river        wee baby beaver swimming in the ipswich river

TURTLES:

painted turtle relaxing on a log in the ipswich river        ipswich river snapping turtle

snapping turtle entering the river from the storm drainage system below our yard        snapping turtle poking his head out of the ipswich river

NORTHERN WATER SNAKE:

northern water snake swimming in the ipswich river below the ipswich mills dam        northern water snake approaching the blocked off fish ladder in the ipswich river

KINGFISHER:

kingfisher on the ipswich riverwalk bridge        a juvenile kingfisher sitting in a tree over the ipswich river

GREAT BLUE HERON:

ipswich river great blue heron scaring ducks off the waterfall / dam        great blue heron after catching a fish

great blue heron shaking himself off like a dog after catching a fish        great blue heron flying to the other side of the river with his fish

EPIC BATTLE BETWEEN CORMORANT & LAMPREY EEL:

cormorant in an epic battle with a lamprey eel in the ipswich river        cormorant in an epic battle with a lamprey eel in the ipswich river

cormorant in an epic battle with a lamprey eel in the ipswich river        cormorant in an epic battle with a lamprey eel in the ipswich river

cormorant in an epic battle with a lamprey eel in the ipswich river        cormorant in an epic battle with a lamprey eel in the ipswich river

DUCKS:

hooded merganser duck in the ipswich river catching a fish        hooded merganser ducks in the ipswich fighting over a fish

mallard ducks in our window box        ipswich river mallard duck and babies

ipswich river hooded merganser duck        ipswich river goldeneye duck

ipswich river bufflehead duck        ipswich river mallard ducks

SNOWY EGRET:

ipswich river snowy egret        ipswich river snowy egret

MINK:

ipswich river mink on the rocks        ipswich river mink on the rocks

FROGS:

ipswich river big green frog on a rock        ipswich river big green frog at dusk

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One Comment

  1. AnneV

    Wow – your pictures are amazing! What an incredible array of wildlife you have behind your house.
    And I can’t believe that Canada Goose has 20 (twenty!!!) goslings. How cute is that!

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