Saturday, 6 July 2019

Where did June go?

Here we are, settled back in after our trip to Muskoka. June flew by with 101mm rain.  It was a beautiful drive. Along the way I could hear the birds in the forest. It was spectacular, as they trilled away.
Once home, I fetched the trailcam photos and promptly set the trailcams to video, now that I could monitor them again.

We have frequent cast members: two bucks, a doe, coyotes, raccoons.

The goldfish are looking good. They have a friend.

Our hops vine has been growing majestically. The question mark and comma butterflies like it and lay eggs here.

Once home, back to routines. Usually, I work out at 10 a.m., but with the heat, I took it easy. July 2nd, I went out at 11:00 to get the SD cards. Look who was there about an hour before me!

On the trailcam,  a fine male bear. (You can see dangling evidence of his gender!) He's a good bear. I haven't seen any signs of him around the house. I did see some bear poop June 10th, so he's not a frequent visitor.

bear Jul 2 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Donning my hoodie, and bug spray, I ventured forth.
Next, I think it is a grouse and her two (at least) chicks. I've run into them twice in the grasses. I thought it was a hawk family, but it is not. (The hawk that got away)
mystery bird from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Just a lovely spot of colour!
Scarlet Tanager from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
young buck from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

You're not supposed to have the trailcam face east, but that's where the trail lies.
Hooper from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

The tadpoles are busy in the pond, as well.
tadpoles from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

For more critters...

Saturday's Critters #290


David M. Gascoigne, said...

Great series of videos!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jen, love the butterflies and deer. The bear video is cool, neat sighting of the grouse family. Great critter post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend! PS, thanks so much for leaving me a comment.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Delightful post today! YAM xx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The videos are just amazing! Thanks for taking the time to post them! Happy weekend! I'm going back to look again!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I can't get over the bear...hope I don't see one in my hikes!

Nancy J said...

Lovely stills, that green is stunning, and the bear, too close for my comfort maybe. Keep those bugs away, and the goldfish are thriving.

William Kendall said...

Terrific videos!

Red said...

Tail cams give you a surprise every day.