Wednesday, 20 May 2020

critters

Our big news is that school is out until September. Other than that, things are motoring on. We are slowing down here. We're still not out of the woods, though.


This is one of those photo fails. Both phoebes were on the rail, and I just missed one.



Here is their nest under the deck. The chain is for my hanging basket chair. I'll not be doing any swinfing here for awhile.



THREE EGGS!

You can imagine how hard it is to grab a photo. Between my cataracts, holding the mirror with my left hand, the camera in my right...



I went back today. Four eggs!

Grecian windflower, along with my lilies and lily bugs. They are back. I've been spraying them with nearly the last of my neem oil.



I love the eggs. They take them out of the nest and I find them out and about. I know the one on the right is a robin. Hard to tell the other one.



I managed another tick. This time a nymph bit me. They hurt, just like black fly bites.


 I did a dumb thing. We had leftovers and I thought I'd donate it to our raccoons.
It was the end of Isabelle's rich chocolate cake, and a squash. He ate the squash first!



The wood ducks nest box is doing well! She've uncovered them, in the warmth.

Clip1 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

I hope you are safe and sound. These are trying times.

6 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Interesting raccoon, but much more exciting.

I got an email from Marks this morning, promoting tick and mosquito resistant clothing. I wonder how well it works. I am sceptical.

Tom said...

...you live in critter heaven!

Karen said...

ugh, ticks!
I live in such a lovely rural spot but I'm afraid to walk in the woods anymore. We've already pulled two off the dog. Thankfully she is a yellow lab.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Well, at least now you know the bears are awake! YAM xx

Nancy J said...

Spring signs, a bear walking in the sunshine, and at 23C, very warm, The eggs are looking great, such a soft downy bed.

RedPat said...

We just keep plugging along. Stay safe.