Mammals


A selection of mammal photos are given below. No particular order. The countries shown in the photographs were seen are given against the names.

All photos copyright of the author unless stated otherwise.



Badger - Meles meles (Swe)
One seen on a trip to Nyköping, Sweden, 2000.

 
















Eurasian Elk - Alces alces (Swe)
Several seen during a visit to Nyköping, Sweden, 2000.

 

















Iberian Ibex - Capra pyrenaica victoriae (Spa)
Several (Western) Iberian Ibex on the eastern mountain ridge at the 'Platforma' in the Sierra de Gredos.




















Coypu - Myocastor coypus (Ger)
Coypu (aka Nutria) present at Waghäusel, Baden-Württemberg, Germany usually seen crossing water quickly making their way to the shadows. This photo of this unpopular introduced species was from May/June 2013 (top) and the two below were from June 2015 at the same location. 

 





























Muskrat - Ondatra zibethicus  (USA)
Muskrat present at Cape May Point photographed in May 2014 (top three) and May 2015 (bottom).

































Wild Boar - Sus scrofa (Ger)

A family party appeared out of nowhere, dug up the mud and then ran back into cover. Photos taken at Waghäusel, Germany in June 2015.




















Eurasian Red Squirrel - Sciurus vulgaris (Swe)
One or two seen during a visit to Nyköping, Sweden, 2000.

 





















Eastern Grey Squirrel - Sciurus carolinensis (UK & USA)
Photograph taken near Elstree, Herts., UK, July 2012 (top), and "wild" ones from Cape May, New Jersey, USA, May 2013 (second), May 2015 (third and fourth), and May 2018 (bottom).

 









 











































Douglas Squirrel - Tamiasciurus douglasii (USA)
Shy but fairly easy to see at Yosemite NP, California, September 2012. Usually given away by chatter.

 




















California Ground Squirrel - Otospermophilus beecheyi (USA)
A common and bold squirrel present along the Californian coast (top and middle) and also inland at Yosemite NP (bottom). Photos taken in September 2012.

 












 






















Red Fox - Vulpes vulpes (UK)
Photographed on Wennington Marsh, Rainham Marshes RSPB, London, UK, May 2008 (top) and nearby in December 2014 (bottom).

 

















Island Fox - Urocyon littoralis santacruzae (UK)
Wow! This amazing creature walked by us just as we were leaving Santa Cruz Island (Channel Islands) off California in September 2012.




















White-tailed Deer - Odocoileus virginianus (USA)
Photographed in New Jersey, USA nr Hesilerville (left) and Garret Mountain (right) in May 2018.

















Black-tailed Deer - Odocoileus hemionus columbianus (USA)
Elusive at Yosemite NP, California, September 2012.
















Roe Deer - Capreolus capreolus (UK)
Seen at Kilnsea, East Yorkshire in August 2014. 



















European Rabbit - Oryctolagus cuniculus (UK)
Seen at Old Moor RSPB, South Yorkshire, UK in August 2014.

















European (Brown) Hare - Lepus europaeus (UK)
This stunner showed well in front of one of the hides at Blacktoft Sands RSPB, Yorkshire one evening in early April 2013.

 








































Desert Cottontail - Sylvilagus audubonii (USA)
This timid rabbit was taking shade from the harsh California sunshine at the Salton Sea, September 2012.

 

















Eastern Cottontail - Sylvilagus floridanus (USA)
Photo taken at Cape May, New Jersey, USA in May 2013 (top) and May 2017 bottom).

 





















 






Black Bear - Ursus americanus (USA)
Breathtaking views of a female and cub in the rocky terrain of Yosemite NP, California, September 2012.

 












 



















 















(Least) Weasel - Mustela nivalis (UK)
This inquisitive character was spotted outside the Reedbed Hide at Old Moor RSPB, Barnsley, South Yorkshire (Sep. 2016)















Water Vole - Arvicola amphibius (UK)
One of the stars of Rainham Marshes RSPB, London is the Water Vole. This one was showing nicely along the northern boardwalk (July 2015).



















Eastern Chipmunk - Tamias striatus (USA)
(Top) - hiding away in the woodland by the entrance to Brigantine, New Jersey, USA in Sep/Oct 2013. (Bottom) - from High Point State Park, New Jersey, USA in May 2018.

 



























Lodgepole Chipmunk - Tamias speciosus (USA)
Seen but elusive at Yosemite NP, California, September 2012.

 



























Wood Mouse - Apodemus sylvaticus (UK)
This timid Wood Mouse present at the "Two-barred Crossbill" clearing at Broomhead Res., South Yorkshire in September 2013.

 











 



























Groundhog - Marmota monax (USA)
Only my second sighting of this bulky marmot. Only my second sighting of this bulky marmot. Only my second sighting of this bulky marmot - Belleplain, New Jersey, Sep/Oct 2013.

 





 











Raccoon - Procyon lotor (USA)
Wow! Whilst looking for rails just before dusk at Cape May Meadows this inquisitive creature waited patiently to cross the bridge at the end of the western trail. Cape May, New Jersey, USA, Sep/Oct 2013.

 




















California Sea Otter - Enhydra lutris nereis (USA)
A single showing well at Elkhorn Slough (top 3) and a group of 10 or so in the harbour of Moss Landing (bottom), California, September 2012.

 












 











 




























Harbour (Common) Seal - Phoca vitulina (UK & USA)
By default a photo of the Pacific subspecies P. v. richardsi present in the harbour of Moss Landing, California, September 2012 (top), and the Eastern Atlantic subspecies of Europe and western Asia P. v. vitulina present on the River Thames at Rainham Marshes RSPB, London in 2013 (bottom).

 
























Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus (UK)
Photographs taken in Lincolnshire in January 2004 (top 2), at Flamborough Head, East Yorkshire in August 2012 (3rd) and Rainham Marshes RSPB, London (River Thames) in 2013 respectively (bottom).

 
































Northern Elephant Seal - Mirounga angustirostris (USA)
Showing well nr San Simeon (colony), California, September 2012.

 






















 
















Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin - Tursiops truncates (USA)
A regular sight close inshore off Cape May Point, New Jersey. Photos from May 2013 (top and middle) and Sep/Oct 2013 (bottom).

 

























Short-finned Pilot Whale - Globicephala macrorhynchus (Madeira)
Photograph taken off the south coast of Madeira in September 2010.
















Brown Rat - Rattus norvegicus (UK)

Not everyone's cup of tea! Photographed at Rainham Marshes RSPB in early 2015.