We recently purchased a sweet little owl seed block. It was almost too cute to feed out but I am glad I did as the birds really love it.
Sunday, 29 November 2015
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
I was chatting to my husband as I walked towards the sliding doors that lead out onto our back patio. Hoping to top up the bird feeders and check the water level in the bird bath. I slid open the door and stepped outside and noticed something sit up in the flower bed.
It only took a millisecond for my mind to process what I was seeing and as I did I stepped back inside and slid the door closed. That allowed me to call my husband over and grab my camera. Clearly I wasn't causing too much consternation as the Bobcat lay back down in the sun.
In fact I was obviously completely uninteresting (make that boring). Sorry birds, the feeders will have to wait for a while.
I had suspected that 'someone' had been sleeping in this particular spot, now I know who it is.
Sunday, 22 November 2015
The final part of my behind the scenes with the wildlife cameras. The second part of the kitchen cam selection from the last couple of months.............
Mr Coyote checking out the back patio gate
Javalina pretending to look fierce
Coyote had quail for dinner on this night
Whilst the Roadrunner had lizard for breakfast
Two handsome young bucks
And the resident Bobcat working on the rodent population
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
The third in my series is the kitchen cam. This is the camera closest to the house but it has the highest amount of traffic so I have split it into two posts. Here is the first half............
Bobcat showing off his beautiful fluffy tail
Saunters on by
Good old Wiley casually strolling through
And the Javalina roots around after dark
Wiley caught again
And a personal favourite of mine, the Skunk. Love that tail!
Sunday, 15 November 2015
The second in my series of wildlife camera shots, here are a selection of critters from the last couple of months captured by our carport cam.
Our pretty little skunk
The very handsome red 'yotes
Mr Gila Woodpecker pops in to say hi.
The rock squirrel gathering nesting material
An invasion of javalina
Bobcat strolling by
Beautiful Gray Fox
And of course, 'meep, meep' had to put in an appearance.
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
My wildlife cameras have been quite busy over the last couple of months. I thought it would be fun to do a series of selections from some of them so here is part one, the driveway cam.
A pair of Bobcats,
And a handsome young buck.
Sunday, 8 November 2015
Sometimes when photographing the birds in my yard I like to take a different perspective. The standard shots still have their appeal certainly
But sometimes the details appeal
The imperfections, the missing feather
The different angles
The shots that make a subject real rather than posed
Not that I would ever suggest that this fierce little Costas is anything less than perfection
Wednesday, 4 November 2015
I recently bought a hanging birdbath which I placed near some of my seed feeders outside my kitchen window. I wasn't sure if the birds would take to it but it seemed to meet with their approval rather quickly and has now become the avian equivalent of the water cooler.
One morning I looked out to see the birdbath was a lot fuller than usual but considerably less crowded..................