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Given the paucity of birds around here ( not one owl this winter), we were pleased to see this Mink today, a first-time visitor to our property.

Michael Gillespie, David Fife Line, Keene

Note: Unlike weasels, Mink do not turn white in the winter. The white chin is a key field mark in identification.

Mink (note white chin) - Keene - Jan. 23, 2016 - Michael Gillespie

Mink (note white chin) – Keene – Jan. 23, 2016 – Michael Gillespie

Mink - Keene - Jan. 23, 2016 - Michael Gillespie

Mink – Keene – Jan. 23, 2016 – Michael Gillespie