Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Bird feeders, Fox, Butch

After a really warm week, we follow with a bit of a chill, only 3˚ C. Bundling up to visit the frogpond and trailcams has been tricky. One must factor in the bug net. 

I put my veggies into the ground during the warm days. That may have been a mistake, but they were getting leggy, and starting to show some wear and tear. Usually we plant on the May long weekend, May 21st. 

Yesterday, chilly and rainy. Things are greening up and the leaves are unfolding as they should.


The bird feeders are down. The birds are unhappy.  I've taken the last bit of bird seed down to the frogpond trailcam #3. Butch was quite happy. 

Up at the house, the birds are looking for said feeders.

female tanager from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Scarlet tanager: This was taken from my armchair, through the front window. I didn't dare get up or he'd flee.

scarlett tanager from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


crows from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

I've been switching the camera about at the frogpond. 

The birds like the log as much as the raccoons. 

mallard ducks from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Wood duck daddy is guarding the nest! I finally got a video, but he just sat there. At 20 seconds in one of them sort of whistles.

We had some oranges that were best beyond.

oranges & Butch from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...something weird happened between the b'day post and this one, with two other posts that didn't show in my reader... no matter, I have enjoyed them all!!! YAM xx

Anvilcloud said...

What a change from last week! It was 4C this morning when I got up. As long as we can avoid frost, eh?

Out To Pasture said...

I've never seen a scarlet tanager in person, Jennifer. Gorgeous sighting!

RedPat said...

I'm glad that is has cooled down a bit so that the spring flowers last a bit longer.

Divers and Sundry said...

I've seen scarlet tanagers, but they're not common here. So pretty! I hear crows and see them flying overhead but have only once had one venture onto the patio. Your videos are fun to watch, thanks!

Nancy J said...

Butch was very selective and passed the oranges away, Soon there will be chicks.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

At first, I thought it was a male cardinal. I had no idea it was a bird called a scarlet tanager. I am clueless when it comes to birds, I fear. Nice videos.

E.liza"BETH" said...

i think i have finally figured out a bird sound that i have done so much research on and think i know now ... a wood thrush. so cool. great sound. have a great week. take care. ( ;

William Kendall said...

Butch must wonder what those oranges are.