Tag Archives: backyard wildlife

Good news, bad news.

 

Good news?

Our visiting Kestrel is back…

 

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And he brought a friend…

 

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(Apologies for the photo quality, I was at the utter limits of my zoom lens)

 

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They’re such pretty little things, and I enjoyed watching them fly around the yard all morning.

Until I heard a thump…

And looked out the window.

 

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Yeah.

 

 

Not for the dove anyway.

 

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Kestrels will be Kestrels.

 

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But it would have been nice if he’d finished his meal and not left me the pieces and parts clean up detail…

 

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As well as a blood stained lawn.

Okay, granted… it could be worse.

 

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But still….

 

 

 

 

Oh dear…. more deer.

Since the little darlings have been raiding my bird feeders of late, I thought I’d put out more deer feed and a few chopped apples for them as a treat.

Apparently this went over quite well.

 

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So well…

They called in the cavalry.

 

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Note to self –

 

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Buy more feed.

This is better than cable.

 

 

Well, almost.

 

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Yes.

There really is a Game of Thrones meme for every subject.

 

(Disclaimer- this post was scheduled incorrectly and is appearing 2 weeks later than planned, hence the brown lawn. )

That’s just rude.

 

It’s finally spring in Maine.

The temperatures are warming, the grass is greening and the deer in our backyard are spoiled rotten brats.

 

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We put out a few bowls of grain and chopped apples in the late afternoon and enjoy watching them stroll leisurely up from the woods.

 

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Yes, I’m talking about you.

So imagine my surprise the other day as I was taking pictures…..

And this one stuck his tongue out at me.

 

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How’s that for appreciation?

 

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Yeah, you.

 

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Hey now…

 

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Cut it out!

 

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Don’t give me that look.

 

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Cheeky little bugger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you fill it, they will come.

 

We watch the birds here at Casa River.

 

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Lots and lots of birds.

We also feed the birds.

Which brings all manner of beasts to our backyard to eat what falls on the ground…

On any given day you can see woodchucks, chipmunks, skunks, raccoons, squirrels, and fox.

 

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During the cold winter months, the birds eat me out of house and home.

I fill and fill and fill those feeders but their appetites seem to know no bounds.

But lately….

I’ve noticed the seed levels were dropping at an alarming rate.

In mere hours multiple feeders were stripped clean.

 

 

Ah.

That explains it.

(Photos and video taken 2 weeks ago. Even Maine is greening up by now.)

A little catch up…

Since it took me a month and a half to post vacation pics, it’s time to get you back up to speed on the dreadfully boring fascinating tidbits that are my life.

You may have heard the government had a shut down during our trip. Luckily this caused us no financial hardships, but it did mean the husband’s paychecks were delayed. And being the federal government, you know they had to make something simple ridiculously difficult.

The husband gets paid the same amount every 2 weeks. Same amount of pay, same amount of deductions. You would think they could just deposit the 2 missing paychecks.

But no.

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Whaaaat?

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It shouldn’t surprise you that as of today, his pay is still hosed up.

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Now to the weather…

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Yeah.

It’s been cold.

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And yeah.

You did.

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The back yard deer are hungry.

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And so are the turkeys.

We love the deer. The turkeys? Not so much.

They’re comical… but they poop. A lot.

Enough said.

Valentines Day came and went…

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The husband sent me roses.

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And I gave him a framed shot of the night sky from the exact location of our wedding day.

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I know.

We’re so special it hurts.

Of course the really wonderful thing about Valentines Day is the day after….

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When chocolate is half price!

That’s the definition of true love right there.