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Friday, September 9, 2011

Nature In My Own Backyard

Funny story about these ducks. We hadn't had rain for a bit, so we had the sprinkler running in the front yard. I happened to walk by the front door and couldn't figure out what on earth I was looking at!!! When I looked again, here were these 2 gosslings playing in the sprinkler!! I called my husband and he said "Those belong to someone, they're domestic". So, we watched them play for a bit (unfortunately, I didn't get good photo's) and then we went out to catch them. We couldn't leave them as they wouldn't likely survive. We finally caught them and put them in a dog crate while I went for a drive to see if I could find the owners. I lucked out BIG time when I went to our corner store and he said to try *****'s house and so I did and they were his. Apparently, he had found mom and 2 baby's dead in the back field/forest. Someone had run them over. So these 2 were running scared. He was glad to have them home and I was glad to find their home!!

Every spring/summer we have baby squirrel's in our front tree and this yr, no exception! Are these 2 not super cute?? I know, they can be destructive, but we've been lucky. They tend to leave the nest and away they go!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Birds Of A Feather .. It's Feeding Time!

Hi all!! It's been awhile since I've posted some pics, but believe me, it's not lack of having my camera with me, it's lack of time!! With fall coming in, I seem to have a little more time to play. In August, hubby and kid's bought me a new lens for my b-day! A Sigma 150-500mm and I am in love!! I sat on my front step for about an hour and just started snapping as my finches were coming in and out. Here's some of the shots I was able to get .. enjoy!!