Wildlife in our gardens


#399

Proud mom Goldfinch in our garden with her young son. She’s hanging out on the metal fountain while her son goes to the circular fountain and takes a bath. :heart:


#400

had to stay home one day with a sick kiddo so i sat out back and messed around with our nikon. Nothing fancy but has a good zoom. This blue bird gave me a look.


#401

Monarch caterpillars on yellow and orange milkweed shrubs :slight_smile:


#402

Male hooded oriole taking a bath :slight_smile:


#403

Late this afternoon a young Allen’s hummingbird bumped into one of our sunroom windows. Fortunately it bounced back into our blueberry bed, although unconscious. Hearing the noise I went outside and saw it face down in the mulch but flinching a bit. I grabbed a misting bottle we have for the orchids and gave it a spray. It responded by sitting up – although clearly still in shock. About an hour later we checked on it and the bird had flown away. :slight_smile:


#404

Collared Dove

Dax


#405

Not a particularly good picture but he was just sitting there on the electric pole right next to my garden. Big Hawk…


#406

lots of giant swallowtail caterpillars on my citrus…seems like we’ll have a bumper crop of them this year…




#407

Not real happy to see the raccoon nested up with young in the hollow tree right next my shed, where the mason bees are, where I have to go to get to the compost pile.

And of course just a few yards from the veg garden and fruit trees.


#408

Sounds like a coon with a plan.


#409

You need irradication plan. Personally I use a red light on them at night and shoot them. Many other ways to get rid of them though. Good luck. BTW red light at night is legal here.


#410

Illegal to do here.


#411

:heart_eyes_cat:

Dax


#412

Yum


#413

You and my cat outta get together for a feast!

Me, I’m the cameraman. I could’ve easily shot that Turkey but I’d rather go to the grocery store!

Dax


#414

It’s a boy!!


#415

That is awesome photography!

Dax


#416

I have never seen that before. Outstanding!


#417

European Starling making a backwards exit from our garden.

115-365 European Starling taking off


#418

It’s been a bird extravaganza. I put two feeders up that hang off my deck railing today and 30 minutes later goldfinches were all over them. Then a White-crowned sparrow flew right up near my kitchen window and an Eastern towhee was scavenging under the feeder. Towhees are quick!

singing!

Dax