Sunday, 14 April 2019

A springing good time

It is springing. I heard the American Woodcock last week. Frogs in the pond April 13th.
The Big Rideau is slowly thawing.

Phoebe is choosing a nest site. They tried the top of the chimes, right outside the back door. I hope they go for the shed, again.
phoebe from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Hooper and I set off for a walk to fetch the trailcam cards. I bought myself a present. She looked a bit cold so I gave her a scarf. She needs a name. Rabbit ballerina sits in her tutu, and gazes at the snowman and the birds that visit.


JB's deer watched us.


Atop the hill, she watched us carefully. Who knows what they deal with in the forest.


Hooper had a moment.


It is slowly thawing. It's been on the cusp of spring. The 1/3 that has melted refreezes overnight.

Our raccoon friends were up and about.


This is an amazing tree. You can see the hole. I put the stick in and it did not hit bottom. I used the snakecam to look inside. The video was pretty crummy. The tree still lives.


The trailcam cards revealed the ice on Thursday.
frog pond Apr. 12 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

By Friday, the pond was much melted. You can hear, in the beginning of the video, the wood frogs who are singing for love. Only a few. The hardy ones.
frogpond Apr. 13 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

14 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

I am surprised that it is so nice this morning. I guess the rain comes later.

DUTA said...

The deer are always an attraction whether on green background or on baren trees background. They are a delightful sight!

Powell River Books said...

You get some good trail cam shots. Is Hooper posing? Looks like he's saying, take my picture. - Margy

RedPat said...

I love the ballerina!

Nancy J said...

Oh the darling rabbit on her own swing, that is truly gorgeous. I just noticed, is that a wooden Flamingo ? It peeped out in the corner of one photo.

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William Kendall said...

Hooper is exceedingly flexible.

Far Side of Fifty said...

You almost have spring! :)

Gill - That British Woman said...

you live in a gorgeous part of the world and have a lovely property.

Kathy G said...

So thoughtful of you to make sure your ballerina is warm. Love the scarf!

Christine said...

wish it would warm up a bit more.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The frogs think it’s spring! Those wildlife cams are something wonderful. So sweet how Hooper walks along with you exploring her world.

Nancy Chan said...

Nice view of the river in the first picture. That is a pretty ballerina on the swing. So many interesting happenings for you to watch, take snapshots and video.

Karen said...

No sign of the froggies in my little creek yet. It is raging like a might river these days. Once things calm down and it becomes more like a slowly meandering brook we will see the tadpoles and hear the peepers. I keep a notation in my weather diary of when I first hear them.