There is a pair of ravens who have settled in our little valley. Odin and Freya. I have seen Odin frequently on my visits to the Valley of the Tipi. He has been interesting to observe. And his behavior has left me wanting to learn more about his species. The later photos we have gotten, show 3 or even 4 Ravens. Perhaps their children?
Then there is Herbert the Abert Squirrel. Who doesn't think those tufted ears are the cutest?!?
And we have a new buck making the rounds. No doubt a bachelor looking for some companionship.
But the most exciting photo was of our night visitor. The first photo is unaltered and straight from the camera. The second photo is the same as the first but with the light/shadow/highlight adjusted to see what triggered the camera.
On the right hand side of the photo is a feline like animal. I had noticed a remarked decline in the chipmunk and ground squirrel population over the last few months. I figured a predator had been coming around, but wasn't sure what. Judging from the size of the feline in comparison to the rocks behind it, we guesstimated that it is a bobcat. Which concurs with the tracks I had found over the winter in and around the same pile of rocks.