Saturday, 15 April 2017

It's a busy pond!

What a fun walkies. Firstly, Maggie deer was about. She's still hanging in – with her broken leg. She's happy there is grass beginning to grow.

Daisy and I found another Barred Owl pellet. I've been hearing the Barred owl in the forest at night. It's not only eaten one of our black squirrels, but a fish, as well!

The frogs at the pond have been very busy, after a winter's hibernation. The spring peepers awoke the first week in April, the wood frogs were next just a few days ago, April 10th. The pond, by now, is about 3/4 thawed.



This is another harbinger of spring. I see them infrequently. Unlike nuthatches, they go UP the tree, headfirst. We were sitting on the dock, when I saw it fly and land on the dead elm tree.


Brown creeper from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

15 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I always love seeing the deer. The Brown Creeper video is great. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Happy Easter to you and your family!

Anvilcloud said...

Do creepers ever meet nuthatches coming down? Confusion might reign. :) #kidding

Olga Hebert said...

Could almost smell that spring air.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely critter photos ~ favorite is the sweet deer ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

A Colorful World said...

A peaceful, lovely place. Great photos. Have a happy Easter.

Powell River Books said...

The pond dock looks like a wonderful place to sit and enjoy nature. - Margy

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Lovin' da frog!!! YAM xx

Cat Lover said...

Hi Jenn, great video of the Brown Creeper. I must keep my eye out for one.
The frogs are very noisy here too. You and Daisy had a good time!
Robin

William Kendall said...

Daisy stands out well against the forest floor.

Nancy J said...

Daisy has warmed up your chair, all ready for some time sitting and watching. Lots of melted snow, and bird, animals and more everywhere. Have a safe and happy Easter.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Went to a dentist once who had an exam room looking out on a tree-filled city park ...I watched creepers as the hygienist did her thing .... the only remotely happy time I've ever had at a dentist.

Red said...

Good eye on the creeper. They're very hard to see.

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh, I do like your header picture ... amazing.

Always good to see your photo's and a great video again.

Good wishes for a Happy Weekend

All the best Jan

Gordon said...

Good you saw the tree creeper, we have them in the UK but I have yet to get a photo of one.
Take care , Gordon.

Kay said...

Yay! I'm glad spring is arriving up north.