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Snowshoe hare

New postby Wayne W » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:02 pm

Has anyone spotted snowshoe hare,I was just informed that they are in the Catskills.I really thought they were farther north,more toward the adks.Wondering if anyone knows about this.Thanks Wayne
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Re: Snowshoe hare

New postby mike » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:31 pm

Yes, they are here. In the summer they have a brown coat, and are to see. I think I have a photo somewhere of one.
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Re: Snowshoe hare

New postby Wayne W » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:55 pm

What area are snowshoes in,I'm going for all wildlife pics of the Catskills.My list so far,deer,bear,bobcat,hawks,rabbits snow and cottontail,trout and that's just the beginning.Oh yea mountain lion and of course Bigfoot lol lol lol :mrgreen:
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Re: Snowshoe hare

New postby mike » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:18 am

They can be found through out the Catskills. They are hard to see, so finding them can be difficult.

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Rabbit on the way to North Point

Bobcats are hard to photograph. They don't come out during the day too often. I often see them at dusk. Very difficult to photograph, because the noise of the camera scares them. Bears are starting to come out now. Deer are fairly easy to find and photograph.

There is a barred owl hanging out at Dutcher's Notch now. On a cloudy day you might be able to find him later in the afternoon day roosting.
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I photographed this guy in September at Dutcher's Notch.

There are lots of smaller birds on the Colgate Lake Trail in the conifer section. Mainly Warblers. If you sit and wait they will come out of hiding. There are also lots of Warblers on Indian Head. Just below Sherman's Lookout. Stand in the clear cut section and they will fly all around your head.
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Re: Snowshoe hare

New postby Wayne W » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:45 pm

Mike those are some great pics.I like the hare without the winter camo. Lol
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Re: Snowshoe hare

New postby Mitch » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:58 am

Awesome pics Mike! I envy all your wildlife sightings! :mrgreen:
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Re: Snowshoe hare

New postby Mitch » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:03 am

I was, however, lucky enough to watch two beavers swimming and diving at the smaller beaver damn near Pecoy Notch. Too bad I didn't have my better camera back then...

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Re: Snowshoe hare

New postby Mitch » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:06 am

Sorry, back to the snowshoe hares. I didn't mean to hijack this thread :)
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Re: Snowshoe hare

New postby Jon » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:34 am

nice beaver shots!

also if you want to make a wildlife scrapbook of the catskills you need to add mosquitos and chipmunks in there
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Re: Snowshoe hare

New postby Mitch » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:22 am

Lol those chipmunks never sit still!
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