Wednesday, 7 July 2021

July unfolds as it should

I took a deermouse, a small one, away from Cinnamon. Putting it back in the garden, I thought it safe. 


I found it, again, and it startled me! It was on top of the plant stand. There is no food there. It scampered down.



Two days in a row I've been gazing skyward and spotted the kestrel fly over with a chipmunk or something. Tuesday, I heard a commotion,. The baby crows are still quite vocal.  Just as I put down the the video camera, the kestrel popped out of the forest canopy, chased by a crow.


I thought that once the snow left us, Oregano, our feral friend, wouldn't be here. There are potential meals all over the place.  Lo, and behold! He was eating a part of a bagel I'd thrown out. oregano 1  

  


Not only that, but he must have followed the wetland shoreline, and was down in the meadow. Oregano  

  


You'll recall I found Blond Butch with two kits a few weeks ago. Here she was with three kits. They had a brief fight over the bagel pieces. Blond Butch & kits 

  


Deeper in the wetland, Momma deer and fawn. Apparently, the fawn needed a bit of a clean up! Fawn doe buck  

  

The other day, sometime in June, I spotted the male rose-breasted grosbeak on the railing. I didn't have a camera handy. This time, it was the female! My feeders are gone, of course. There are too many critters about, including Butch and the bears. female grosbeak  

 

We're in for some rain, a strange long weather system going east. You can tell from the built up ant hill!


I cleaned and drained our kiddie pool yesterday. Today's high is 16 C. Not particularly conducive to swimming! 






The big news in Canadian politics is that PM Trudeau has named an Innu to be our new Governor General (GG). (The previous one, a former astronaut) resigned for being a bully to her staff!) The GG is the Queen's representative in Canada. Debating the need for that would be moot, as it is a ceremonial role. She sounds like an amazing person, speaking English and Inuktitut.  

16 comments:

DUTA said...

Congratulations to Mary Simon, the first indigenous General Governor! Even though it's a ceremonial role, her appointment is of great importance to Canada.

Tom said...

...everything comes in due time.

Christine said...

Lucky deer mouse. Interesting about the new GG.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

lots of cute critters,

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Amazing that you have all this wild and feral critters on your property. Love your trail cams.

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

Lovely to see the wild life. The mouse looks very cute.

RedPat said...

I was very pleased to hear about Mary Simon as our new GG too.

Red said...

You've got thing set up so that you see a steady stream of critters. You've had some surprises on the camera. what will be the next surprise. If I was out there I'd parade by the camera late one night!

Olga said...

That little mouse didn't learn his lesson. Lot's of summer activity in your corner of the world.

William Kendall said...

The little mouse is quite photogenic.

Lorrie said...

I'm so pleased that Mary Simon is the new GG. Such a great variety of wildlife happenings around your place. Hope it warms up soon.

Anvilcloud said...

Nice to see that Oregano is still with us.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I agree that Governor General is largely a ceremonial role. Personally, I would be happy to dispense with the monarchy, but how that would ever happen given the process needed to achieve it, is hard to imagine. In the meantime, ceremonial or not most of the time, the GG plays an essential role in the process of government. And Mary Simon seems like a great choice.

Jeanie said...

You are kind to save the mouse. I try to do the same (not always easy). It looks lovely there. Which province are you? I'm glad you have a better GC now!

Jenn Jilks said...

We are in Ontario, Jeanie!

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely to see all the critters.
The mouse does look very cute :)

All the best Jan