Monday, August 28, 2006

1:17 a.m. Climbing up onto the pond deck.

Spotted Fawns Spotted

This morning we spotted two spotted fawns! They were lying down in our yard, near a pile of sticks. They seemed quite content, but their mother was nowhere to be seen. They were out there for quite a while and it didn't seem like they were going to move any time soon.

Both frogs are still in the pond on a daily basis. They are almost unnoticeable now that duck weed has covered the pond. Two springs ago I had ordered aquatic plants, but not duck weed, although I think a small piece was on one of the other plants I ordered and now has taken over. It is good frog camouflage.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Black cat with white feet up close.

Black cat.


Fox again at 5 a.m.

Return of the fox!


Wednesday, August 23, 2006

If that raccoon were any farther in the pond, he'd be swimming. I didn't see the big frog today. Hopefully he's still around. The big frog is more shy than the little frog, who was out there just now.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Raccoon. As far as other wildlife goes, we saw the doe and her 2 fawns again back in the park behind our house.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Big frog (he's probably the size of my hand).

Both frogs.

Smaller green frog.

Big frog and little frog.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Blinded by the flash.

The raccoon makes a daytime appearance again. Look at its funny feet. I'm used to seeing cat feet.

Maybe this doe is the mother of the spotty fawn.

Notice the hosta has been eaten! I saw it was eaten, thinking probably deer ate it and sure enough there were pictures of deer caught on film! This deer does not have spots.

A spotty fawn! Notice the hosta...

This looks like a youngster.

I think this is the adult raccoon, maybe the mother.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

What's this raccoon doing out in broad daylight?

Skinny youngster.

Taking a drink.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

This looks like one of the youngsters.

Taking a drink.

Raccoon out in the daytime again.

Mangey fox returns! Or should I say, mangey-no-more fox. He looks pretty healthy. I wonder if he knew there would be water in the pond, and came back after the heat wave. I thought we wouldn't see him til January.

Two raccoons taking a drink, in the daytime.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The raccoons have been laying low with this heat wave. Other sightings have been a wren taking a bath, a pileated woodpecker, and the small green frog was chilling out in the pond hanging on the vegetation which has grown like crazy in this heat.