Wildlife in our gardens


#241

Well, now I’m 10 times more jealous. I was hoping you’d tell me you had to hide out in the freezing snow before daylight everyday for a week to try and get this amazing shot. But no…you’re inside your warm house probably wearing Pajamas and drinking coffee and you get the shot of a lifetime out your freaking window!!! haha. Oh well…doesn’t mean it still isn’t an amazing photo-way to go!


#242

Cheers! Coffee in my hand then, you bet. haha

Dax


#243

We count on them here to control the rodent population. :slight_smile:


#244

This is Florida green anole, the only anole species native to the state… we’ve got them everywhere. This one was in my grapefruit tree.


#245

Redtail Hawk, afternoon hunting from nearby telephone pole.


#246

Those are the primary raptor around here

They can take squirrels - I wish they’d work on that more


#247

The smaller raptors – Cooper’s, Sharp-shinned, Merlins, Kestrels – are more adept at catching squirrels.


#248

Here’s a visitor which rarely shows his face in the open. I hear them often but they’re always hidden in dense shrubbery.

Northern Mockingbird.

Dax


#249

I call them nature’s garbagemen…There was a entire committee (it’s what a group of vultures hanging around are called, had to look that one up) feasting on a dead raccoon just down the street. These were some huge birds.


#250

One raccoon won’t go too far in that crowd


#251

no it won’t…I need go see what’s left…probably not much…


#252

Probably just bones. We have sooooooo many vultures here nothing lasts but a day or so. I call it the Florida State Bird…I’ve been up and very close to these guys. They are even bigger in close proximity to them. Just huge! You are in Jax. aren’t you?


#253

Well it looks like the only thing left is the fur and bones…pretty amazing how quickly they cleaned it up…yeah I’m over in Jax.


#254

They come here in early spring and leave in the fall. You can tell as soon as they leave, the road kill lasts longer.


#255

Our back yard on Christmas day 2017.


#256

Wow Vincent you received alot. We had more of a dusting that didn’t stay long. What a nice treat for the holidays.


#257

Cold winter good for fruit tree in next coming season as well Quill.


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#259

Great pics, Richard


#260

Janet photographed the siblings hunting today :slight_smile: