Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Squirrel watching

I carry my camera on my morning walk with Russ.  You never know what you might see but you can be sure there are Fox Squirrels on alert with a threat like Russell.

Here is a sampling of what I've seen in the last week...


We have new neighbors

We actually have three new neighbors but the ones next door to the south are bird and nature enthusiasts.  We went from three dogs barking to feeders and a bird bath in the yard.

I joked that I will be taking advantage of their feeder by taking some pictures.  They are a nice couple and it's nice to have neighbors that appreciate the environment we have.

So, here are some American Golfinch pics from lunch today...

I have zero cover so I will continue to try to sneak up closer and maybe not zoom in so much.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day!

In keeping with the nature theme of this blog, here are pictures of my dad from 1952.  He was not yet a father but would turn out to be a great one.  He is missed and loved.

Ledges State Park was always a favorite spot for our family...

Friday, June 16, 2017

Bird watching

Hard to believe I haven't posted since May 26.  Hasn't been much to see.  I've been trying different trail cam locations. I'm trying to stay out of the woods...ticks are bad this year.

Over Memorial Day weekend, I took a walk on the bike trail with my nephew Jon.  We saw a Rose-breasted Grosbeak which I have seen since I was young. And the other morning, I'm 90% sure I saw an Indigo Bunting on the edge of the woods.

This morning, I saw this bird moving from tree to tree along our street and from the outline determined I was seeing a Cedar Waxwing.  Again, I don't recall seeing one since my childhood.

Here's what I captured (light not great)...

For comparison from the internet...

Friday, May 26, 2017

These Tree Swallows were glad I finally mowed my backyard

My coyote project continues

I've been putting my camera at the midpoint of my back fence and having it face towards the woods. I'm trying to catch a coyote stopped at that point and get a closer picture.  My placement seems correct...I just need one to stop or pop out of the woods...

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Congratulations to my nephew Jon!

He is graduating from high school today.  Very proud of him and excited for his future.  He is a big reason why I do this blog.