Saturday 25 March 2023

Saturday's Critters

 The birds are coming back! Starlings, red-winged blackbirds, grackles, robins, vultures, and someone on Facebook has heard a timberdoodle, too! 


Sometimes the robins hang around for the winter, but not this year. 

The male cardinal has been singing his spring song, as well. We had two pair, but I think we are down to one. The male keeps coming to the window, attacking his own reflection. The cats love it!

I shall start with the hopes of spring. Friday morning, I stood on the back deck and heard the robin singing for love! They've been around a few weeks, but the songs... 💕

robin on the driveway from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

It's tough navigating on the slushy snow.

doe from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Butch raccoon is hot to trot!

butch raccoon from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

The crows hang out with the deer. The crows have been quite active and vocal, it is their mating season.


crows & deer from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Down in the forest, a fisher.

fisher from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

We are looking to ice pellets or snow, rain after midnight. I set up the rain barrel, hoping to fill the goldfish pond. I may regret that! We shall see.

Thanks to Eileen for hosting faithfully. Saturday's Critters # 484


eileeninmd said...

It is nice to see the birds returning, I love hearing the Robins singing.
Love the deer and fisher videos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

Tom said... blackbirds are a welcomed sight, bring spring on.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Jenn :=) This is a bumper critter post Fabulous bird photos and it was nice to see the videos too.
All the best.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
That crow sounded like it was barking at the deer! Always a joy to visit Crumbly Acres via the magic of the ether... YAM xx

Barbara Rogers said...

Nice to have signs of spring. Critters and birds are sure ready for it.

Mae Travels said...

The robins around us are territorial during nesting season, and they live in backyards and street trees. But after the young ones grow up, they congregate in flocks and go off into the wooded areas outside of the city — sometimes when walking in the woods we see the flocks of robins who are out there. In late winter/early spring, they come back to our gardens. I wonder if your robins do something like that.

The weather here has been pretty bad,so I haven’t seen the first red-winged blackbird of spring, which I consider a real harbinger.

best… mae at

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It really is fun to see the birds when they return. I watched some red winged blackbirds at a pond last night. They are so musical!

Linda said...

Spring birds here too, lovely to hear all the singing/chirping going on. The turkey vultures have returned to the farm fields and sitting on the old barn. Had to search what a timberdoodle was!

Divers and Sundry said...

Bird-watching is such an enjoyable activity. You have a nice variety.

RedPat said...

I have never seen a fisher - that one looks quite healthy. I'm still waiting for the Red-Wing Blackbirds to appear here.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Fun to see your birds especially the robins!

Elephant's Child said...

WONDERFUL sights and sounds.

Adam Jones said...

I do like your Blackbirds. That flash of orange colour is much needed.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful birds! Your deck is part of the nightly rounds for Butch.

Lowcarb team member said...

So nice to see the birds returning, lovely photographs.

Enjoy your weekend.

All the best Jan

Christine said...

Lovely to see the birds out!

Red said...

You found some interesting critters at your place.

The Furry Gnome said...

You've got more birds than we have.

Shiju Sugunan said...

It's wonderful to see these stunning birds coming back after the winter. Nice pics!

Anvilcloud said...

life stirs again

Cloudia said...

Perhaps the crows are commentators on the deer's activity