Monday, October 30, 2006

Crazy Woodpecker

While I was sleeping in this weekend, or trying to, a woodpecker kept pecking right near my head outside the window. I thought it was in a nearby tree. When I finally got the energy to raise my head, I was face to face with it only a few inches away! It was clinging to the window staring me right in the eye, as if to say, "what's that person doing in my tree?!". Then it flew off. I was too groggy to see what kind of woodpecker it was, but this is not the first time my sleep has been so rudely interrupted.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Hawk Sighting

Today I was in the yard and saw a hawk high in a tree. Then it flew off through the woods.

Hawk Sighting

Today I was in the yard and a hawk was sitting in a tree and then flew off.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Buck walking off. You can see his hind right leg bends inwards at the knee. Poor guy. But he looks healthy otherwise and it didn't seem to bother him.

Buck eating.

Buck Sighting!

This morning I saw a buck with antlers! Unfortunately, he had a broken hind leg. :( It sort of bent the wrong way and he kind of walked funny, but it may have been an old injury that just healed that way, because otherwise he seemed to be healthy and could walk around. I took some pictures through the window so I will post them tonight, although they probably will be blurry. There was a smaller deer in the area too.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Litter Analysis

Litter tends to blow into our front yard from the street. Being the nerd that I am :) I like to analyze its sources. Mostly it's from people eating fast food (I guess they prefer a clean car to a clean environment), but also from kids' school assignments (they don't have to do their homework if they lose it), and also advertising.


Raccoon in the rain.

Raccoon(s) in the rain. It's hard to tell whether it's one or two raccoons but you can see at least one tail.

Cat in the rain.

Raccoon drinking from the pond.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Deer Sighting Again

Yesterday morning the 3 deer were in our yard again! The mother that I startled the other day was close to the house, munching away on acorns. One of the youngsters was just hanging out, lying on the ground.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

The stray black cat again. Today I startled 3 deer. Then we saw 3 more run by, and they were frolicing with each other, sniffing each other's tails, and one mounted another briefly!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Deer sighting

This morning there were 3 deer in our yard munching away. I don't know what they were eating, but I know there were a bunch of mushrooms out there. It may have been a mother and 2 youngsters. One may still have had spots, but it was the farthest one away so I couldn't tell. The other one didn't have spots but looked young. They were there for quite a while and then they moved on.

Monday, October 09, 2006

This is what it looks like when you don't mow all summer. It's on the side of the house where no one can see it though. I call it my prairie. All the crickets like to hang out there.

We put a bat house on our shed, in the hopes that bats will move in and eat the mosquitoes that breed in the pond.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Black cat.

Two raccoons!