Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Wood ducks, sparrow, deer

What a glorious day! I did some gardening, cleaned out the birdbath, weeded.

On the way down to the frog pond, I spotted a Baltimore Oriole.

When I went down to the frog pond, one female wood duck. They are very wary, as they should be.

They are too fast for the trailcam! She sat on top of the nesting box for a bit.

They've a goodly number of eggs.

White-headed sparrow was thirsty.

The deer!

STC_0002 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Tom said...

...things look great in your wildlife sanctuary.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...and life goes on!!! YAM xx

Christine said...

A wonderful time of year!

Anvilcloud said...

AFAIK I have never seen an oriole of a wood duck.

eileeninmd said...

Hi jenn,

Wonderful videos. Love the wood ducks. I was thinking the first bird and video looked more like a Scarlet Tanager, with the red body and black wings. I could be wrong. Enjoy your day!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful nature and wildlife shots ~ love the eggs in the nest and sweet feathered friends and the closeup of the deer !

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

E. said...

you always make me smile. thanks for that. it is kind of a misty ..but the weather folks said rainy day. we try to get out kayaking ... my hubby (working from home lately) but he has off Monday and Tuesday. so it has been our routine to go kayaking!! have a great week. ( ;

RedPat said...

It rained here almost all day! You were lucky.

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

The Baltimore Oriole's give a nice splash of colour next to the greens.

Red said...

I hope your trail cam gets all the little wood ducks leaving the box.

Angie said...

Jenn - so excited that you saw an oriole. I've had my feeder out for a couple of weeks - still hoping! Don't you just love it when the deer get that close to the camera? I always wonder what they are thinking! Enjoy the lovely weather!