Saturday, 6 August 2022

Saturday's Critters

 Here we are, back to Saturday! It's been a week, all told.

My 2nd trailcam I keep moving about, but this one beside the frog pond, on a well-traveled path, and  continues to pick up critters. It helps that some of the bugs have lessened.


young buck from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

The trailcam was focused on lot #2, but it only picked up said buck! I moved it. Again.


buck from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

The coyote trotted on by.


coyote July 30 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Up at the house, I've been noticing Fred, the groundhog. 

Cinnamon discovered his recent excavations.


fred groundhog from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

He's dug a tunnel under the firewood. Cinnamon inspected it, after one of our walks.

Cinnamon from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

The hummingbirds are enjoying the Tiger Lillies. I sat on the front deck and watched them. You know that LUCK = PREPARATION + OPPORTUNITY. I had my zoom lens, on the monopod, my reading glasses, and sat waiting patiently. I was prepared. 


female hummingbird from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Then, there is the catbird.

catbird from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

She is stuffing her mouth with bugs. I think she is feeding young. In the very last few frames, I spotted the hummingbird chasing her off and landing in the pine tree. 

Saturday's Critters # 451 <= visit more critters at Eileen's blog!


eileeninmd said...

Hello, Jenn
Love the videos, the deer, hummingbird and the catbirds are my favorites.
Thank you for sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

Tom said...

...I had a pair of hummingbirds who seem to have left my garden.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Ever joyful to share these sights! YAM xx

Barbara R. said...

I enjoyed the deer, cayote, cat, groundhog, and birds! What a fun collection of critters!

Divers and Sundry said...

Such exciting critters! I've never seen a hummingbird at tiger lilies.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The groundhog sure is a cute critter! I love your trailcams and all the wildlife you see there. Very different from our views here!

RedPat said...

It is always such a treat to see a hummingbird.

Elephant's Child said...

I delight in your critters. Thank you.

Nancy J said...

The hummingbird, well worth the preparation and a wait. The catbird, definitely babies somewhere.

Shiju Sugunan said...

Your engagement with nature is remarkable. Love this week’s observations.

Far Side of Fifty said...

You have a variety of critters, fun to watch!

William Kendall said...

A lot of critter company.

Cloudia said...

Such a beautiful collection of critters. Aloha Fred!