Friday, May 29, 2020

Backyard Wildlife

One of the best parts of spring in New England is listening to the birds in the morning and all through the day.

Their sweet songs make memories of snowstorms and freezing temps disappear.

A bright red cardinal took some nice sips from the bird bath the other day while another feathered friend dipped into the bath for a cool reprieve. The black bird seen below is made out of iron, however.

Several birds swoop onto the sides of the fountain for water, too.  I love to see them both there and in their wrought iron bird bath.

The squirrels come by the dozens to nibble on seeds that the birds drop on the grounds from their feeders.

Tiny little chipmunks, the cutest little things ever, also scavenge for dropped seeds.     

One fellow who was not particularly welcome was spotted in my car headlights when I swung into the driveway.

I noticed the trash can at the far end of the driveway was tipped over.  Glory be, wouldn't you know that the biggest, fattest raccoon of my lifetime limbered out from inside the can.  

Needless to say, there was no putting the trash can back in order that night.



Chatty Crone said...

The photos were beautiful Susan. I love the red cardinal. Keep something heavy on that trashcan lid!

Joyful said...

Lovely photos. I love the big fountain and I have a bird bath just like yours except that the iron bird broke off some years back.

Linda O'Connell said...

that fat raccoon may be bringing you a surprise: babies. LOL I love all the birds in our back yard.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, what a surprise that raccoon must have been for you, Susan. And the glorious Cardinal sipping water at your bird bath. What a wonderful sight! Now, I don't know if I'd like all the visits from the squirrels, as they scare me a bit. But I have been longing for nature lately, and asked Nel to take a drive to the mountain line this weekend. : )

Have a blessed weekend, Susan.


diane stetson said...

I have a family of bunny rabbits eating my back lawn grass. I have hummingbirds all day long flying around . Gold finches and robins abound here and lizard families scurry in and out of the bushes. I haven't seen a raccoon in many years but I do hear coyotes at night sometimes. My back yard has many trees. I feel like I'm living in a forest. I enjoyed your pictures.

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