Jordan Lake Dam, Haw River: I was tracking the great blue heron, hoping it would cross in front of the trees with their fresh light green leaves and give me a nicely composed landscape photo. The heron obliged me and did just that. But, when I got home I found that another critter had managed to get photographed too! Have you found the squirrel yet?

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I had spent several minutes tracking different songbirds that were busy along the lake’s shoreline, when I realized I was seeing a pair of ears.  A pair of very long ears above a bright eye.  I don’t know how long the rabbit – an eastern cottontail rabbit – had been watching me.  He grazed a couple more mouthfuls of the fresh leaves below the blackberry bramble. Stole one more look at me, and was gone.