Saturday, 22 October 2016

Tree frog, junco and goldfish

We've had rain for several days. Just prior, Daisy and I took a forest walk. I nearly stepped on a Grey Tree Frog. At first I thought it was a toad. It has since turned colder, and rainy. I'm sure it's back under the leaves!



Daisy helped me fish out some more goldfish babies. They seem to have disappeared. From having placed 27 in the tank, I thought I should put 12 back, which left 15 in the tank. Sadly, I can only count 6 babies, plus the 7 adults, at feeding time. We put some more back into the 60 gallon tank.


Then Dorah was up to no good in the hallway. I gave it some water and took it outside. Sigh. There are many juncos under the feeder. Dorah likes to bring her friends inside to play. I cleared out under the feeder, so that they can see the cats coming.


Robins bathing in the bird bath. I have both a heater and a small pump going to circulate the water. It keeps the water fresher in the heat of the summer. We had one robin all winter last year. We'll see what happens this year!

11 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, love the cute froggie. Daisy is a sweetie. The Junco in the hand is cute, I hope it is ok. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, have a happy weekend!

Karen said...

We have ONE robin hanging around the yard. Once in awhile he starts scolding something, the goes back to eating. We are thinking he might be an elderly bird who just isn't up to the flight into the warmth. Poor fellow.

Nancy J said...

Is it 12.30 p.m. 5 C and rain starting in 1minute? If so, Accuweather is correct!!! Lovely wee frog, could you make a pond under cover anywhere for the other goldfish for their winter? Or would it still be just too cold? Only 2 Celsius here this morning at 4.30 a.m. covered one tiny new shrub with a huge bucket, and lit the fire!!!

carol l mckenna said...

Oh ~ lovely array of critter photos ~ love them all ~

Wishing you a great weekend ~ ^_^

William Kendall said...

Great close up on the junco.

RedPat said...

I hope the little junco survives! Love that frog!

Red said...

You have many more frogs than we have. Also our frog population has collapsed.

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Sweet captures of the frog and Junco. The pump is a great idea, and I loved seeing your robin visitors.

Debbie said...

i see lots of junco but only during the winter and no frogs here that i know of!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The great-grandsons were busy showing me more little frogs the other day (at our daughters' aka their grandmother's)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice roundup of your critters!

Theda the dog has full run of the backyard, so no cats ever come in to bother the birds.
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