Buy a breakaway collar, sew a piece along the long edge, about twice as long x 6" wide, and put the collar inside. Easy peasy!
Hooper is the main culprit. It helps having him outdoors at night. Annie found a mouse in the basement. Hooper lost out with a mourning dove! (R = released!) I was at my client's house and her barn cat snagged a grouse. These are cats citiots have dropped off at her barn. Such a shame.
All about birds...It's a busy yard. Just as I walked out, I spotted what I thought was a red-eyed vireo looking for a home. Later, after a great video, Bobb-ll Know ID'd it for me. A house wren. I've never seen one! They are wee, and aggressive. We'll see what shapes up here. Chickadees nested here one year.
It's a house wren.
This plant was a gift from Caitlin on Mother's Day!
hummingbird on fuschia from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
The trailcam talesThe trailcam revealed the wood duck entering the nest #2 –on the far right. I've been trying to figure out a setting to capture the moment when the ducklings launch themselves out of the nest after the mom. Photos work best, as opposed to video. I think. Wish me luck! They only stay in the box for 24 hours, then they are off.
See if you can count the eggs! When I took my stepladder, I think I counted 22. They could hatch Tuesday!
wood duck eggs from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
The meadow has been busy, as well. Bless their little hearts for eating the bugs. You can hear the peeps of the wood ducks. They make such a funny little noise!
Meadow magic from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
The only other critters I've seen on the trailcam has been coyote. OK, Butch raccoon, and the scrawny bucks, but they are pretty regular.
The goldfish are doing well, despite the low temperatures. I checked it yesterday morning and it was only 6 C. Monday it was 10 C, and the fishies are merrily zipping about.