Saturday, 19 November 2016

Frogs, fish, deer

It's hard to believe how warm it's been. This morning, I heard a loon call on the lake, about a km away. It's such a lovely sound. The geese have been flying, although there are still some about. Our cardinal brightens up the bird feeder.


Cold nights, below 0 C. with a bit of ice on the goldfish pond, but the frogs warm up, sort of. I loved these two snuggling! I'm ready for it to just get cold.
We're up to 190 ticks this week. I want a cold, cold December, to kill some of them off!



In the meantime, I brought some lake weed into the aquarium. They eat it clean. Caitlin, on her way from the city, stopped at the pet store. She brought me some anchors for the weeds. Little metal bits you wrap around the roots. The silly fish rip the weeds it right out of the little plant pot. I tried again. I buried them deeper, and fetched some more lake weed from the goldfish pond. We'll try again!


nicely eaten!
I've been scooping out the pumpkin seeds for me, and putting the pumpkins back out for the deer. These seem to be the twins, one male, one female. She figured out how to put her hoof on it, rather than sliding across the yard!


I've been experimenting with the placement of the trailcam. This buck, with a broken antler, likes his selfies! Not on the trailcam, but just in font, coyote poo!




Buck antler from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

12 comments:

Jeanne said...

Such cute frogs and a very good capture! Also really love seeing the dear eating the pumpkin! Now I know what I SHOULD have done with my old pumpkin

Debbie said...

love the videos, the girls are always smarter ;)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I just love the cute frogs. Awesome shots. Nice videos of the deer. Great critter post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Red said...

We had a very abnormal two weeks of warm weather. You must be having the same. It's late for warm stuff.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Pre-winter delights! YAM xx

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful post and lovely videos ~ wow!

Wishing you a gentle weekend ~ ^_^

Powell River Books said...

I know we have ticks out here, but I'm so glad I've never picked one up. The thought of it burrowing into my skin gives me the creeps. Same goes for leeches. Wayne got one stuck on his foot while wading in one of our lakes with the kayak. Now I'm really careful in places with mucky bottoms even if I have my shoes on. - Margy

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Those are great pics!

Don't worry, froggies, spring is just a brief hibernation away...
~

Mosura said...

Love the frogs and enjoyed watching the videos.
May I ask what infra red camera you are using? (Thinking of getting one)

Anvilcloud said...

It's a whole lotta different today. Brrr.

Jenn Jilks said...

@Mosura: I have compared my trailcams. I've had three different brands. You can tell by the logo which one I've used. All are best in the daytime!

William Kendall said...

I guess the deer must like the taste of the pumpkin. I know squirrels go for them.