Saturday, 4 June 2022

Saturday's Critters

For more critters: Saturday's Critters # 442 <= visit Eileen's blog.

I'm still watching the bird nests. Phoebes should fledge June 11th. 

The robins have gone. 

The House Wren is still singing from the top of the flag pole, or from the nesting box, poking its head out. 

I was going to use my snake scope to peek in the nest, but the app is no longer working with my OS. I've tried to find a new one but failed. While I was poking around, I noticed a nest in the bush beside the flag pole nest.

This is my non-mental note, reminding me to check it out. The nest is very much hidden.

The wrens built their nest in the Blue Bird nesting box, you see.

The wood ducks should launch themselves into the wetland any day now. The photo of the duckling is from 2014.

The goldfish are getting along swimmingly. I think Percy has grown, as well. The rain we've had has filled and refilled the pond.

The trailcam on the meadow continues to have a frequent flyer! I think it is a phoebe. The video is a bit slow for it. 

I find this so funny! 

We have a still pregnant doe, as well. She seems a tad shy! This is an image from the video, that's all I saw in the 30-second video.

The other trailcam shows the crows.

crows May 28 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

young buck from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

I think Butch racoon stomps to wake the worms up!

Butch in the meadow from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...d'ya think the wee bird was getting bugs above the camera? I enjoyed that vid clip just for the sound of the rain in the forest... YAM xx

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jenn,
I love the cute baby duck. Cute videos of the Phoebe and the deer.
The fish are pretty too. I have a very vocal House Wren, they are giving the Bluebird a hard time. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your weekend! PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

Tom said... will never run out of critters.

Jenn Jilks said...

I think it is using the camera as a sitting post, to look for bugs, YAM! They do that in the backyard, too. cheers

Phil Slade said...

I think both you and your trail cam are very observant. It's a shame the trail cam is not a little faster in its recordings. I wonder if you can speed up the ISO like a SLR?

Barbara Rogers said...

What fun, to see your critters. Such busy little families they have!

Olga said...

I am saddened to hear about the election results. Somehow I always expect better from Canada. But all the critters definitely provide a lift.

RedPat said...

The Wood Duck babies will be so cute. I hope you get a pic of them.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am in awe of all the wildlife you are able to capture. I had to look closely at the deer. She looks really thin and malnourished to me, at least from the little I could see of her.

You asked what ICAD stood for. I explained on the 1st, but see I now need to do it more often. ICAD stands for Index Card A Day. You decorate an index card every day during June and July. Thanks for asking. I'm sure others may have wondered, too.

Christine said...

Lovely critter captures

Red said...

You have lots of critters if you watch for them . thanks for sharing.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We saw baby wood ducks this week. Aren't they adorable! Love all the variety you see and your banner sure is pretty!

Mae Travels said...

What a wide variety of creatures you have captured in your photos!

best... mae at

William Kendall said...

No shortage of critters to keep you entertained.

Kay said...

I'm always so amazed by the variety of your wildlife.

Cloudia said...

We have a fresh crop of ducklings in the water feature of our building here in Waikiki! It's a wonderful series of grottos that they love

Shiju Sugunan said...

Interesting videos as always. Amazing variety of critters you have in your vicinity. Wish I could explore.