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Backyard Critters

Post by jkr » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:06 pm

Backyard Critters

This is a thread for those who have wildlife in their backyards or frontyards. A place to share the wildlife seen and heard in your local neighborhoods.
Pictures are most welcome :)
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Post by IrishEyes » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:32 pm

SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018

HAPPY EASTER TO ALL WHO CELEBRATE


Bunny in our back yard
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and Bunny was in our parking are in front of our house a few days ago
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Bunnies change the color of their fur from brown in the summer to white in the winter to hide from predators , survive the winter and reproduce in the summer .
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Post by IrishEyes » Thu May 03, 2018 7:05 pm

THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018

A Doe and her Fawn visited our back yard this evening :)
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Post by Heather L » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:32 pm

Had to share these 2 pictures i took , just down my street, with my cellphone Oct 6 , 2017 of a magpie and a grouse , i say having a disagreement lol I wish i could have taken more but a vehicle came along and scared them off grrrr.
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Post by Heather L » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:34 pm

Aww cute bunny Bev and love deer , i get them at my place too :rh:

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Post by IrishEyes » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:55 pm

Heather L wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:32 pm
Had to share these 2 pictures i took , just down my street, with my cellphone Oct 6 , 2017 of a magpie and a grouse , i say having a disagreement lol I wish i could have taken more but a vehicle came along and scared them off grrrr.
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Thanks Heather ..those are great ! :)
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Post by Heather L » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:35 am

Thank you Bev, i am off to bed

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Post by Karen Saunders » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:38 pm

:wave: Hi Bev & heather - I have to share this humming bird with you - it comes around my deck all the time but I never have my camera ready. Today it stayed for about 1/2 hour to check out my "hot lips plant" (really it's name). It is an Anna's hummer.
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I think it is the one from last year when we had feeders up.


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Post by Karen Saunders » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:54 pm

Picture from last Christmas on our deck
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Post by IrishEyes » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:29 pm

:wave: Karen..... WOW! those are great .. thank you so much for sharing them ! as you know ..I love Hummingbirds ! :love:
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Post by Heather L » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:33 pm

Oh wow Karen.... spectacular photos of the little hummingbird and your Hot Lips Plant is also pretty :)

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Post by Heather L » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:25 pm

7:00 pm Sept 29
Pics are not the best as it was getting dark and i didn't want to get close and scare them off. I was concerned because we had seen the doe and 2 fawns earlier this month and then i saw another doe and fawn and was worried one of the fawns had not made it.
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Post by Heather L » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:45 pm

Here is I believe a red tailed hawk i spotted on top of a small evergreen tree on the 19 th of Sept. The distance was about 350 ft i moved about 75 ft closer At first he was down in the branches and i thought he was a juvenile eagle, he was huge and until i got my camera and got a better look with the zoom i could tell he wasn't.
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Post by Heather L » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:48 pm

This is a pic of him leaving the branch and then the next following day he was back circling over the fields, i got the pic of him soaring with my cellphone camera
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Post by Heather L » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:57 pm

This is the pic i took of the doe and fawn on sept 21 that i thought maybe the 2nd fawn was missing, but different doe and fawn yay . They were only about 30 ft away from me. I am going to buy a new camera tired of taking poor pictures.
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Post by IrishEyes » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:30 pm

Thank so much Heather ...... what a beautiful way to end by day!
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Post by IrishEyes » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:54 pm

Two Ring -necked Pheasants in our back yard I think the one the bottom is the female
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Post by Heather L » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:52 pm

Beautiful Pheasants Bev :love: Been meaning to check out Backyard Critters for quite some time and then sign out and forget :yes: I been trying to get a good pic of the Bluejays hanging around my place but alas they are very quick and i end up with a blurr lol

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Post by IrishEyes » Fri May 10, 2019 7:46 pm

Friday , May 10, 2019

Look want showed up in our yard today ..Beautiful Female Deer :rh: Cl for bigger !


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Post by Heather L » Sun May 12, 2019 10:12 pm

Wow Bev , Great capture :love:

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Post by Badger16 » Mon May 27, 2019 9:26 am

Speaking of backyard critters, are you guys knowledgeable about the ones of the Mediteranean region? The thing is that I was planning some day to buy a house in Greece for the holidays, and would like to know which species to look out for: which ones are beneficial and should be protected, like swallows which need margarin and seeds in winter time, which ones are dangerous (snakes? Bugs?), which ones may be annoying but not nuisible...

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Post by JudyB » Tue May 28, 2019 12:38 pm

Badger16 wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 9:26 am
Speaking of backyard critters, are you guys knowledgeable about the ones of the Mediteranean region? The thing is that I was planning some day to buy a house in Greece for the holidays, and would like to know which species to look out for: which ones are beneficial and should be protected, like swallows which need margarin and seeds in winter time, which ones are dangerous (snakes? Bugs?), which ones may be annoying but not nuisible...
Sounds like an interesting question, Badger16, and if you do buy a house there, I'd love to see what "backyard critters" you discover!

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Post by IrishEyes » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:18 pm

FRIDAY,AUGUST 30, 2019

Beautiful Female Deer with her Fawns in back yard :love: Cl . for bigger .. they feasted on the blueberries from the bushes there :)
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