Sunday, April 28, 2013
April 28, 2013 Spring has sprung......I think!
The geese were flying during a good share of my morning walk....honking springs arrival, I hope. The flickers were out in large numbers. I saw only one yesterday. I have around 100 juncos covering the yard and singing. I saw a woodcock and a snipe on the morning walk. There were lots of robins. I saw the first white-throated sparrows and fox sparrows yesterday after having had a tree sparrow for a week. I had two of them now. There was a rusty blackbird mixed in with the grackles and red-winged blackbirds. I won't even mention how many starlings....can do without them!
Shadow was out and about following me around this morning too. People many times take photos of critters looking at the camera. I was wearing mine around my neck. She came up to me and put her nose right on the camera lens, checking it out. She has always been curious about the camera. She doesn't like me pointing it at her either. She knows what she likes.....or doesn't like. P.S. to those of you new to this....Shadow is my pet deer, soon to be 6 years old.
Right now, Shadow and the fawns are finding plenty of water to play in too. That most certainly inspires them to get wild and crazy. Shadow's little girl, soon to be 1 year old, came out of the water last night and was spinning hookers around the house as fast as she could go.....pretty fast. She's too funny!
"My" raccoon came back again. It was 2:30 this morning. I had the camera all set. I even set lens to where I needed to focus and had it all set. As soon as I flipped the light switch for the porch light, it got off the deck railing and off through the big bird feeder, dropped on to the flower pot, on to the deck, and padded off down the steps. Hmmmm....what's with that. Two nights ago, when I flipped on the switch, it sat and looked at me so darned cute. It was eating out of the bottom port of a bird feeder each time. The other night, I had the camera on a tripod and a long lens on it. I couldn't get it into position because of the angle and wasn't fast enough to get it off of it and a small lens on. The raccoon moseyed off before I could accomplish that. Last fall, when the two came together, I flipped on the switch and watched them for half an hour at a time. I wonder why I didn't think to take a photo then!?
This week, besides all the birds....we had the fisher back again too. I was down playing my weekly Scrabble game with my mother. My husband took a couple shots with the earlier 6 megapixel camera and the short lens on. You could see what it was, anyway. The grey fox made an appearance again a couple nights ago while it was still light enough to see. So, life is staying interesting.
With that....I'm off to go take a walk around and see what's up, by now!