Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Kimberly Reese photographs Leetonia Wildlife

Indigo Bunting

Lee's Hummingbirds

Hummingbird and bubbles

Snaggle nose splashes in the pond

Cooling off Snaggle nose style

second year cub explores feeder

Mange attacks another bear
Over the weekend, Kimberly Reese came up to Hooke's cabin. Hooke bought the place from her grandfather, John Reese's estate. John Reese was the founder of Reese's Candy and the famous Buttercup, which he generously gave out to us kids during the summer. Kimberly has professional photography equipment, which explains why these pictures are so much better than anything I could take with my little web camera.
In only two days time she got pictures of three different bears including the "Famous Leetonia Snaggle Nose," whose deformed face and size is enough to frighten most city people. He showed up and night and took a little swim in the pond. So it isn't as easy to see him as the other bears. The other two were a bit shyer  and a lot smaller. I am guessing they weigh one to two hundred pounds compared to Snaggle Nose's five hundred pounds. As many of you regular readers will know Snaggle Nose lost part of his face in a fight with another bear about four years ago. This hasn't slowed him down and I wouldn't be surprised if some of the other bears in the pictures are his prodigy.
If you click on the individual pictures they will get larger and you can see the detail Kim caught in the hummingbird's feathers. The picture of the Indigo Bunting looks like it could go on the cover of a bird magazine.
For any of you who love birds this is a great place to watch them in the summer months we have so many varieties of birds you don't see much in the city. Kim got quite a few good pictures during her only two days and I can't begin to show you all of them. But it is nice to see them as bright and detailed as I see them everyday, while I am Lost in Leetonia. Thanks again to Kim for letting me share these with you. Maybe she will come back next year and stay a bit longer.  Mountain girl, Paula, logging out.

1 comment:

Kelly Snyder said...

We at the Zimmerman camp have also been following Snaggle Nose through the years, but we have been calling him No Nose! Glad to see he is still around. We saw him Memorial Day, but the two weeks we were up in July we didn't see him at all!