On a road close to my home there runs a gasline. The soil must be warmer along the gasline because the snow always melts the whole way up & down &green grass was showing at the end of Jan. I was driving down the road without my camera, & saw flocks of robins digging in that green grass. Of course no one believed me. On Feb 7th I looked out my kitchen window & exclaimed to my friend on the phone, there is a robin in the tree out here. I hurriedly told Linda, wow, he must be waiting to get to the feeder, he is after the very expensive mealworms I bought at Tractor Supply. She said her goodbyes so I could try & get a picture. I grabbed my camera, & crept from window to window, snapping pictures. The 5 dogs all were sensing my excitement, so they tried to get in on whatever action was taking me to the door. I couldn`t believe he wasn`t flying away with all the barking & commotion. I get to the door & realized the "bird" had never moved. He also had no head! It was a rotten apple clinging to the tree outside my door!!!!! Well, my creditability was shot with my friends. I excitedly told them, I DO have the flock of robins here that I saw in Jan.! I was able to prove it this time. They were gathering mud in the lane, perhaps to make nests with? I hope they got the nests made because we are in for below 0 wind chills here tonight. Link up with Eileen today at this link for your crittershttp://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.com/
Linking up with Eileen today at this link, go here to see a lot of cute critters!http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.com/ This week I am sharing a red shouldered hawk from Feb. 2013. I believe they have been nesting in my neighbors woods. Not the clearest pictures....
My critters today are some of my pets, the dogs love playing in the snow, & the blue n gold macaws enjoy some time out of their cages. Linking up with Eileen for Sat`s critters, click & share your own at this link: http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.com/
My parents had this old fence around their yard for some time, & their neighbor put up a chain link fence for her dogs & asked them to take their fence down. So my husband & I took the fence & put about our veg. garden. Well, I added gourds too to the garden, & after some time this gourd or 2 grew into the fence. It remained there a long time. One year honey bees decided that they were a good place to winter over- note a hole on the clear left side of one. We worried about them overwintering, & our local honey man told us to find someone with hives, take a vacuum cleaner with a clean bag & suck them up & try to release them to a hive. But they really didn`t think that they would survive. We didn`t try, but we were always looking to see what was living in the gourds for some time afterwards.