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.






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)


Northern Cardinal (male)


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.



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.









Sunday, September 27th, 2009

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