Sunday 3 May 2020

Critters galore

I hope you are well in these trying times. We're doing the best we can.

We've had lovely Facetime with grandies.

1. The laxatone seems to be working for Meggie. No more throw-ups. She's on her probiotics, too. 
2. Facebook consensus is that our nesting box raider was a weasel. It is light enough to climb a nearby tree, skitter along a small branch, and leap over. I shall have to do some trimming. It left 6 intact eggs. That's the sort of thing a weasel would do! If I'd known, I could have popped them into the other nest. 

Some people are getting antsy. The angry debates are still raging, with cottagers being told to stay home. Cottage country just hasn't geared up for tourists. Stores aren't staffed with the high season. Our infrastructure isn't robust.

People are getting out and about, even in closed parks in Muskoka! I took this photo off of a Facebook post.

There was a warning about an alligator. In Toronto!
(P.S. It turned out to be a beaver!)

And another giggle from Canadian politics. MacKay is running for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada.  Coyne is a well-known journalist.

It is a beautiful time of year, springtime. I peeked out the basement door and saw her on the nest. She didn't appear the rest of the day. It is a high traffic area.

I started the goldfish pond pump.This month the goldfish will go outdoors. I've lost two recently.

A lovely bumblebee!

The first clump, daffodils. The second one hides some tulips. It's a race to see if the deer find them amongst the daffies.

The flicker continues to hang around. The dead elm seems OK!

The wetland is greening up!

Meantime, the pond is hopping.

wood ducks from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

It must be nesting in the deal elm again! (The one I wrote a poem about: Ode to an elm.)

flicker from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

As I approached the frog pond, the wood ducks decided I was dangerous.

Clip1 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

These two young 'uns were busy in the backyard.

young bucks from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Tom said...

...thanks for this little slice of heaven!

Betty J. Crow said...

I love seeing the first daffodils in spring. The bumble bee is an added bonus. Thoroughly enjoyed your videos. Wood ducks are a favorite of mine. Happy Sunday!

DUTA said...

Your grandies are sweet!
It appears journalist A.Coyne expects too much of a politician.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
ah yes, weasel makes sense... they have to live too, it has to be admitted. Your 'backcountry' is surely starting to vibrate with life! YAM xx

RedPat said...

The nasty weasel! I loved that story about the alligator when I heard it!! ;-)

Christine said...

Glad you are enjoying spring, thanks for the news updates, I miss some of it.

carol l mckenna said...

Cute 'grandies' ~ and wonderful Spring like nature photo and of course, love the deer ~

Be Well,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Red said...

You have many visitors...grandkids and all the critters that go through your yard.

Karen said...

And apparently there is a cougar roaming around Peterborough!

Lowcarb team member said...

So nice to have facetime with the grandies … we do similar :)

I always enjoy seeing daffodils, and the bumble bee was an added bonus.

All the best Jan