Just a quick post to share with you nature’s abundance, which our wildlife enjoys this year. No more starving unicorns! White-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus This pregnant white-tailed doe and I were having dinner at the same time, separated only by a pane of glas – both of us munching greens! Since food and water are […]Read more "Does Dodging"
Last week a number of disconcerting events put a damper on my usually happy-go-lucky disposition. Oops, there was a loud crashing sound. That’s Barry laughing so hard, he fell out of his chair, as he was trying to picture carefree little old me dancing through the aisles of life. One of the problems I’m attempting to handle better, […]Read more "Yanking Bootstraps"
Since my husband so cruelly left me to join our dogs in tropical Costa Rica … not really, but the fact remains that all three of them are in Atenas, Alajuela, CR, enjoying a lap pool and views over the mountains across the Central Valley, while I, all by my lonesome, remain in Texas, gnashing my […]Read more "The prodigal son … daughter … hatchling"
One more youngster snuck back home in the dead of night. Happily I discovered four of our five fletchlings decorating the fence on Thursday morning. One however, presumably the littlest one, which had been huddled deep inside the nest and only fluttered away, when I removed the dead bird, may be lost for ever. There sure was a lot […]Read more "… and then there were four"
Don’t you just love our spiffy youngsters? There’re still some stray down feathers sticking up, here and there, but overall we’re looking at a nice line-up of roughly 16 to 18 day old, well fed swallow hatch-to-fledge-lings. And because they’re going to fly off into the sunset soon, I will once more show you a series […]Read more "Domestic Desaster Descends"
Nothing new, just a few more scenes featuring the same old actors – or young, rapidly growing ones, as the case may be. Riddle of the month: what’s that black and yellow blob outside my back door? Indeed. Not a bird, but a reptile – close enough!Texas Spotted Whiptail (Cnemidophorus gularis)However, this is just a […]Read more "Birds, birds, birds, wet birds … a pictoral update"
Five, not four – yet another hatchling! And a sequence of picture showing parental care in the span of less than two seconds:Read more "wrong again .."