Archive for the ‘Wildlife’ Category

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

The Painted Lady prefers nectar from composites 3-6 feet high, especially thistles; also aster, cosmos, blazing star, ironweed, and joe-pye weed. Flowers from other families that are visited include red clover, buttonbush, privet, and milkweeds.

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The Red Fox Family

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Meet the little Red Fox Family …..

I’ve been feeding these foxes for over 2 months.  The first time that Mom & Pop brought the little ones out for me to see it was around 9pm so I didn’t get a photo of them all together.  That night there were 3 little ones and they were very small.  Several nights later they came out and there were only 2 little ones.  A few days ago someone came by and told me that one of the little ones had been killed on the highway!  (ruined my whole day).  I still put a big plate of food out when it gets dark but for the last 3 nights Mom is the only one that comes over to eat.  Maybe something has happened to the last remaining little one.

I feel sad for Mom since she was such a good mother and so protective of the little guys …… but …… they get a certain size and she is no longer able to control them.

 

Mom only brought them out right before dark so the images are not that great

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This is a shot of Mom.  She certainly is a gorgeous lady!  Her coat is so pretty and shiny when the sun hits her … she seems healthy and has no signs of mange.

 

 

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And, this is Dad …. he’s making off with a couple of hotdogs!

Palm Warbler (Dendroica palmarum)

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

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Wings UP!

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

I’ve finally added a new album in my Picasa Web Albums.  You can view all of the latest uploads in “Wings Up”.

Downy Woodpecker (male)

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Northern Cardinal (male)

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Cardinal on a Snowy Branch

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

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Cardinals (male & female)

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Taken during our little snow and BIG COLD spell ..  shot through the window!

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Woodpecker Stack

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Click on the Woodpecker to go to the “stack”

 

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Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris)

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Two more hummer shots from several days ago.  Most of the hummingbirds have departed from this area.  I have a couple that are still buzzing around the feeders.

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Duckies at Burdette

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

duck3 These images were taken at Burdette Park in June and July of this year during a couple  of my visits to Heavensville.  We always go to Burdette early in the am and sit for hours …. she reads and I shoot a gazillion photos ….. always loads of Ducks and Geese around the water.

 

 

 

 

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Hummingbirds

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

I haven’t shot any hummers this summer so I decided to take a few shots today. 

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