Thursday, January 22, 2015

Good Fences

Holding up roses, or keeping the dogs in, I`m so happy I had the fence put up.
Click here
to share your fences for Fri.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sat.`s Critters , I`d rather b birdin

Linking up with Eileen & I`d rather be birdin' at these links...
The past 2 years I have been dealing with a huge black rat snake. This is the critter wound double length in a bush that the birds love to eat from, a chokecherry I believe. I cannot find the pictures of him as he sunned himself on my deck 2 years ago, however they should be found under my labels on this blog. He is huge. The only way I knew he was there was the birds alerted me with noisy scared voices. He was so roped on the branch that at first I couldn`t see him. Well, like a mama protecting babies, I went after him .The hose was hooked up right where he was at , & I turned it on him at full force. He slithered away , I couldn`t tell where he went, perhaps under the greenhouse. You can tell how scared these birds were by the look on their faces. The catbird was a baby . I wonder if he is the reason that the brown thrashers didn`t stay the whole summer. Last year was the first that they didn`t call this home all season.

baby catbird

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Good Fences
Linking up with good fences for Fri. at the ranch...My husband built this fence for me, the birds often rest on it for a good view of the feeder, here a blue jay sits...

Hermit Thrush

I was happy, happy, happy today that the hermit thrush came for water again, & I also saw the rufous sided towhee in the trees,but he didn`t come very close . His color really stands out in the trees.
I am hooking up with this link today... 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wild Bird Wed.
Share your wild birds at Stewart`s blog today, hopefully the link above will work this time..
This was yesterday during the snow, my heated water bowl came in handy as this chickadee gets  a drink. I also had goldfinches, their color is starting to turn back to more of a vivid yellow, & also purple finches. Note the tails are short & notched, that`s the difference between the house finch & purple finch. These are females. Shortly after I uploaded these, I placed the camera card back in my Canon Rebel & the camera has died. It is at the "camera doctors" . I feel like I am missing a part of my body. I have had this camera forever. To make matters worse, I had a rufous-sided male towhee under the feeder. I took a pic with my phone,
but it wasn`t very good.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wild Bird Wed.

During this year of 2014, I had this Indigo Bunting come to my bird feeder in May. I`ve seen them in the woods afterwards in the summer, but in the spring is when I can "sometimes" catch them at the feeder.
Today is share your wild birds with Stewart at this link 
the links at times won`t work for me, can`t get it to work this evening....I suppose you can google Wild Bird Wed. & get to Stewart that way, or go to an older post, maybe it will magically work now since I reported it.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Sat.`s critters Stealth Cam

haha, checking it closer
I do not know if it is working properly
gray fox
I`m linking up with Eileen for Sat`s critters go herehttp://viewingnaturewith to enter yours too!
Back in Oct.I bought a camera to set up outside to record wild animals as they pass by. I wasn`t sure it was working properly, so here I am checking it out, finally bringing the booklet with me. I found myself quite amusing...maybe you will too!
this deer`s horn has broken or fell off too
camera shoots during the day too
not sure what this is, possum?
I had deer, a fox, & something that looks like a bear cub, not sure what it is.
he has a broken horn