Lake Templene Wildlife Videos

Baby Robin Hatchling
Coopers Hawk on Lake Templene
Sand Hill Cranes on Lake Templene
Bufflehead Ducks on Lake Templene
Whitetail deer on Lake Templene
Downy Woodpecker on Lake Templene
Blue Heron on Lake Templene
Red Bellied Woodpecker on Lake Templene
Baltimore Oriole on Lake Templene
Rose Breasted Grosbeak
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Muskrat on Lake Templene
Raccoon on Lake Templene
Indigo Bunting on Lake Templene

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The Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) is one of only 15 species of cranes in the world and is one of just two crane species native to North America. For more information search online or click on the following link for more details on the Sandhill Crane.

The Bufflehead ducks are the smallest diving duck in North America. They were observed and videotaped several years ago when they descended on Lake Templene for a short stay. For more information search online or click on the following link for more information on the Bufflehead Duck.

Whitetail deer foraging on the shore of Lake Templene during the winter drawdown of 2010.

The Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) is a species of woodpecker, the smallest in North America.

The Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North and Central America as well as the West Indies and the Galapagos Islands.

The Red-bellied Woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus, is a medium-sized woodpecker of the Picidae family. It breeds in southern Canada and the northeastern United States, ranging as far south as Florida and as far west as Texas.

The Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) is a small icterid blackbird that averages 18 cm long and weighs 34 g. This bird received its name from the fact that the male's colors resemble those on the coat-of-arms of Lord Baltimore

The Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus, is a large seed-eating songbird in the cardinal family (Cardinalidae). It breeds in cool-temperate North America, migrating to tropical America in winter.

The Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris), is a small hummingbird. It is the only species of hummingbird that regularly nests east of the Mississippi River in North America. The adult male, shown in the video, has a ruby red throat patch which may appear black in some lighting, and a dark forked tail.

The muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus), the only species in genus Ondatra, is a medium-sized semi-aquatic rodent native to North America, and introduced in parts of Europe, Asia, and South America. The muskrat is found in wetlands and is a very successful animal over a wide range of climates and habitats. It plays an important role in nature and is a resource of food and fur for humans, as well as being an introduced species in much of its present range.

The raccoon (sometimes spelled as 'racoon'),[2] also known as the common raccoon,[3] North American raccoon,[4] northern raccoon[5] and colloquially as coon,[6] is a medium-sized mammal native to North America. The raccoon is usually nocturnal and is omnivorous, with a diet consisting of about 40% invertebrates, 33% plant foods, and 27% vertebrates.

The Indigo Bunting was observed at the feeder during the Spring of 2011 at Lake Templene in Michigan. For more information on the Indigo Bunting visit Wikipedia at Indigo Bunting

This immature Cooper's Hawk was videotaped on Lake Templene in Michigan while taking a lunch break with an unwilling participant.

A Baby Robin from Hatchling to Leaving the Nest

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