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Friday, December 21, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

White-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta carolinensis

This little nuthatch is a joy to watch, but if I want to take his photograph I have to be quick.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Snowy Day

A Doe

Lately, I have been seeing two Mule Deer (a doe and her youngster) on the hill behind the house.  It's quiet there and relatively safe.  They are usually feeding, but this morning I observed the doe lying down to rest.

2° C and lightly snowing

Update: 2:20 p.m. -  At the moment,  the doe is resting.  She stays very alert, and a short time ago, she was up on her feet, standing very still and listening.  Her youngster must be somewhere nearby, but is hidden from view.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Ruffed Grouse Sighting


A grouse perched in some brambles on the other side of the garden and picked at the rose hips, often stretching her neck to reach a particular piece of fruit.  She then half jumped, half flew down to land on top of the snow where she sat and fluffed out her feathers until she looked quite round.