Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Yard critters

The robins hatched, brood #2 under the deck: July 5th.

The hummingbirds are happy with fresh food. 

The crows still pop around. I threw out part of a bagel. This is a screen capture from the video. It was quick!

The goldfish are good, although with the heat the water is green. I accidentally dropped the fountainhead off of the pump. I won't be able to find it until it gets cooler!

If a tree falls... A dead birch had the biscuit. I spent days cleaning up debris to make walking paths in our first few years here. I gave up, because we've been having highs winds in the past years, and it seems futile. I think it good exercise to step up and over the tree branches. 

Our Canada Day was different here. Out of respect for Indigenous People and the Sixties Scoop, many of us reflected on the past, the present, and the future. This beautiful flag was designed by the late Curtis Wilson,  who lived in Campbell River, B.C. He died of a heart attack.
Curtis "Mulidzas" Wilson (1980-2019) Mulidzas is the traditional name handed to Curtis Wilson during a family Potlatch held in 2001.

The robins were bop-bop-bopping in the serviceberry bush. It is laden with berries.

The sumac are surviving, barely. The wild grape vine is covering a couple of them. The integrity of the entire patch was compromised when previous owners raised the brush in lieu of open field. I've been letting it grow.

A coyote whipped by in the dark. Don't blink! coyote  


The racoon was doing the worm dance. She managed to find several. I was fascinated. She stomps with both paws to scare them, or something, and tugs the great long things out of the ground. Racoon worming 


She was searching in the backyard for food, as well. I'd chucked out a yucky apple. The funny thing was, the camera tipped over and I missed a few critters, I think. The dragonflies, in the daytime, managed to trigger the camera. I was impressed. backyard Butch 


We watched the storm come in on the radar last night. It was a wonderful 25.6 mm (about an inch). Thunderboomers in southern Ontario dotted the lightning map.


Karen said...

I heard Meaford area took a hard hit from the storm. Other than a bit of rain it pretty much blew right by us.

Anvilcloud said...

We miss so many storms in CP.

Gaelyn said...

I'm sure I've said this before, but, I love your yard. The racoon is a hoot.

RedPat said...

You must have a lot of Robins around now!

Christine said...

Lovely bird captures.

Tom said...

...you have enough critters for several yards.

William Kendall said...

The shot of the hummer in mid air is great timing.

Angie said...

Jenn - always like to swing by and see what critters have shown up lately. I didn't know raccoons "hunted" worms - terrific! Our hummers are enjoying all the flowers that are available, and sometimes still visiting my feeders. We were thrilled to get a half inch of rain on July 1, which also brought the heat wave to an end. Whew!

Red said...

I's fun watching storms on radar.

eileeninmd said...

Love the the critters, the hummers are my favorite.

Take care, have a happy day and week ahead.