Saturday, 11 April 2015

Muskrat, Hawk, and Deer selfies videos

Depending upon where you are, our critters are emerging. Our muskrats haven't been seen on the pond, yet. I did amble down Thursday and spotted 4 ducks. Too far away to tell, as they took off, but they look like wood ducks!

I was coming home from my client's house when I spotted a Muskrat crossing the road, in March in Smiths Falls.

Muskrat on the move from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Our muskrats are still frozen under the frog pond ice. The south-facing forest hugs the sun's warmth to the land. Slowly, the snow is melting. All I can see of the Muskrat push-ups are top most parts where ice has melted.

I believe it caused a Blue Jay and Grouse to smash into the window last fall, as well as the death of our little Saw-whet owl.

Hawk at the feeder from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Out our living room window, I spotted a predator! Experts tell me it is a Juvenile Cooper's Hawk.

Deer selfie #1 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
No matter where I put it, Bambi insists on doing selfies!

Deer selfie from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Setting up the Trailcam at the 'frog pond', I was hoping to see if
a) the Muskrats were awake, and
b) if the Wood ducks had returned.
We put up a Wood duck box last year and they raised 4 ducks. Instead, Bambi decided she wanted to make a selfie. She's so vain! Happily there are a pair of wood ducks, although Bambi tries to get her face in!

Smiths Falls Muskrat, right beside the highway.


Nancy J said...

Is she just plain nosey, or hoping to find a nibble up there? The hawk, what a perching spot for him, you still have heaps of snow,

William Kendall said...

I find myself wondering what the animals think of your trailcam.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
... nearly a flat rat, if the rushing traffic sounds are anything to go by! And 'Bambi' is clearly sniffing you... which makes for very cutesome viewing &*> YAM xx

Red said...

It's surprising to see a muskrat in open territory. they usually move pretty rapidly from one pond to another.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You make the best use of the trailcam of anyone. Amazing videos. And you really might as well go ahead and open up your place to the public as a wildlife refuge. You have everything. (I'd be happy to be the first visitor LOL!)