Saturday, 1 October 2022

Saturday's Critters!

Here we are, putting some of the critters to bed or bidding them farewell. I'm still pondering when to bring in the goldfish. We were down to 2 C. on Thursday morning, but no frost. The hanging planters are hanging in. The fuschia is covered in caterpillars! 'Covered' is far fetched, but there must be a half dozen! 



I've brought my house plants indoors, keeping a sunny spot for Cinnamon. He kindly rolled over on the orchid light, nearly toppling it over. I had to move the cord. 

As always, I try to select the best thumbnail from each video – if you don't have the time or patience to watch it. I love their antics, though. 

There is action on the videos. This is the fawn a week ago. She is beginning to lose her spots.

 

fawn from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

They have to be careful in the forest. There are lots of predators.

 

fawn from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Speaking of predators.

 

coyote from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

coyote from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

The fawn is so playful! 

The grouse was fun to see. I don't recall seeing one here!

grouse from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

The weasel was a hoot. You could mostly see its eyes reflecting the light.

weasel from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

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Saturday's Critters # 459


23 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Always a joy to see the deer... but the grouse was a bit extra special, eh? I hadn't realised you had grouse over your way and on researching discover it is aka Fool's Hen - and that explains why at first I thought 'is Jenn sure, that looks like a hen to me!' 🤣 YAM xx

Lowcarb team member said...

What a lovely Saturday Critters post ... lots to enjoy.

Happy October wishes.

All the best Jan

Andree said...

It's great to see a fawn play. I always think of deer as anxiety-ridden. So the coyote peed. I was fascinated because Lucy, my yellow Lab has big problems peeing at night. She wants me with her. She barks first. She seems to feel in supreme danger from coyotes and bears at night. But not that coyote!! I only see blurs of grouse in my woods when they explode out, but then I see them on the shoulder of the roads waiting for me to drive by. But sometimes they just sit in the road so I honk to remind them to get to safety. Keep the videos coming!

Barbara R. said...

That fawn was so cute and spunky still. Grouse, oh my. And eyes of weasel...somehow you could tell who those eyes belonged to! Happy Oct. 1st.

Tom said...

...I have a fuchsia like yours, but mine never did well this year.

Divers and Sundry said...

Such fun! We don't have any of these animals in the city (that I've seen, anyway...), and your blog is like a virtual outing. Thanks!

Anvilcloud said...

You do choose good thumbnails.

Lorrie said...

Love seeing the deer. The little frisk of the fawn's tail just adds to the delight.

carol l mckenna said...

Yep ~ tis he seasonal change that is necessary ~ Great videos of the critters that come to visit you ~ Favorite ~ of course ~ are the deer ~ Xo

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Elephant's Child said...

Lovely critters. Thank you. Enjoy your weekend.

Shiju Sugunan said...

The second video is my favourite this week. I like its flipping tail and the way the ear turns towards the sounds.

RedPat said...

It certainly is a transitional time of year.

Nancy J said...

The young fawn's tail, so bushy, antics, and all those colder temperatures on the trailcam data.We are in spring and cool here, and very cold down south at the end of next week.Luckily we have enough firewood if the cold travels north to us.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The grouse are so beautiful! And I love the deer you see there. Thanks for taking time to post the videos! I enjoy them!

Kay said...

I loved my fuschia plant in Illinois, but I don't see anyone with fuschias here in Hawaii. Perhaps our climate is not good for it. Hmmm...

William Kendall said...

I remember seeing the grouse in Muskoka.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love all your critter videos. Coyotes, deer, weasels, grouse. Amazing things going on around your home.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can't believe how far behind I am. Today is catch-up day, so that is what I am doing.
I LOVE the critters the fawn, the fuschia, and Cinnamon's antics. I always love your critters post because you live in such a great nature area where critters thrive.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Jenn :=)

Loved all the videos especially the deer. They watch, they sniff the air, ever vigilant of danger. Their cautious behaviour is clearly seen in your lovely videos. I had to smile on seeing the white tail lifted upward as it ran away. Absolutely charming captures.
All the best

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

Wow! You got some great shots of those deer. Despite having them in my area, I don't think I've ever seen a coyote in the wild. Fox yes.. Lovely photos thanks.

Jeanie said...

That fawn is such a beauty. I always wondered when they began to lose spots. Thanks!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jenn,
I always love your deer images. The Grouse is a nice visitor. Great videos.
Sorry, I was away for a week and I am late visiting. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy new week ! PS, thanks for leaving me a comment.

Cloudia said...

Live your joy and thank you so much for sharing it with all of us. Jenn