Of Birthdays and Bobcats

Two of the local bobcats were kind enough to make a rare appearance on my birthday last week.  We were thrilled to find the young female and upon review of my images, it was clear that she was spending most of her time marking her territory.  I’m wondering how her mother feels about her daughter laying claim to the same area.  Based on published research, this is very early for a female to be marking like this.  I think this young one has grand aspirations.

Later, we saw both young bobcats together.  The young female disappeared but her brother calmly laid beneath some brush before coming out to watch us.  Once he got bored with that, he spent some time grooming, gave himself a good scratch and walked away.  All in all, it was a great day!

“Young Female Bobcat”

“Young Male Bobcat”

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3 Responses to Of Birthdays and Bobcats

  1. Alice says:

    Nice birthday present 🙂

  2. Pat Ulrich says:

    Beautiful bobcat shots as always, Barry! and happy belated birthday — photographing interesting wildlife is a great present, in my opinion!

  3. Happy Birthday! I had one last week, too. No bobcats came to my party. 😦 Jealous! 🙂

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