Sunday, May 1, 2016

Northern Flicker

The Flickers must have a nest nearby.  I went for an evening stroll around the garden yesterday, hoping to see Hare-iet, when I noticed some movement in one corner.  I saw one flicker, and although I saw digging motions in another spot, the other flicker remained hidden.  They are very cautious birds, and if they detect me, they are gone.  I was able to get a picture of one of them searching in the weeds for insects, probably ants.

And Hare-iet.  She was there later, having her evening meal.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Snowshoe Hare

Hare-iet is changing to her summer coat.  She was wearing winter white the last time we saw her.

Spring is well on its way - earlier than usual.  The poplars have leafed out, and the shrubs are full of buds.  It is raining at the moment...  

Monday, March 21, 2016


Crow with a twig

The crows are building a nest in this tree (middle of the picture)

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Trumpeter Swans

The wild swans
when they see me approach
paddle away.