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.