Tuesday 3 May 2016

Serendipity in the outdoors

I wanted to see who was down at the frog pond. Monday, I managed to capture a photo of Mac Muskrat. Suddenly, I saw something across the pond. I think he has a girlfriend! He left the spot where he was eating, swam over to her, and there was a bit of a confrontation, and a huge splash!

I was doing a circuit, and walked back up to the backyard forest to try to look for the owl and/or their nest. I thought I could see a face in the hole in the dead tree. I'm still not sure!

The flowers have been lovely in the forest. White trillium are nearly ready to burst, the red trillium are out, and columbine. Do you know how hard it is to walk, looking at the ground trying not to step on the flowers, but watching the trees for the birds?!

Back up on the hill, there was something in the tree. A porcupine having a nap. They are nocturnal. I didn't know if it was the owl, at first, just a dark shape in the sky. The tail gave it away. There is a den across the street. There are quite a few, many become road kill since they cross the highway slowly in the dark. The latter is an archival photo.


This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Those are really neat captures Jenn, How I enjoy nature.

William Kendall said...

The porcupine's quite a critter to behold. Lucky you!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...and I had no idea 'pines climbed The Pines!!! YAM xx

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jen, great sightings. I have never seen a porcupine. Cool photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!