I was once chased by a chipmunk protecting its newborns. The dogs and I ran for about 100 feet with the chipmunk in hot pursuit until we turned the corner and apparently our pursuer did not. Took these shots yesterday of a chipmunk looking for food. I used a telephoto lens to be safe. Yes,Continue reading “The Fearless Chipmunk”
This gray squirrel looks like its trying to blend in with the scenery until it’s time to move on. Took this shot with a telephoto lens–the squirrel was about 50 feet above ground, safe enough to pose for a minute or so.
A few days ago I took a photo of a black bear drinking water by a house in Truckee, California. I kept my distance as its size was daunting for an animal wandering among areas where people live. Yesterday, a California woman on a bike/camping trip was killed by a grizzly bear in Western Montana.Continue reading “Bears”
As we shelter-in for most of the day, we know certain wildlife will visit our yard. Wild rabbits feast on Kenilworth ivy placed on an oak stump. Scrub jays land on various objects in their search for food. Cabbage white butterflies enjoy nasturtiums, at least those that have survived gopher attacks. Peace and good health.
After watching more televised proof that our president is a fraud and a coward with no ability to lead the country through the pandemic, I found some good news at the end of our driveway where a wild rabbit, probably a few months old was chewing away at some runaway plants I’d been meaning toContinue reading “Good News at the End of the Driveway”
From sunrise to sunset, wild rabbits wait by the oak stump in our front yard for their daily dose of Kenilworth ivy which grows in our backyard. The ivy once covered our front yard, but the rabbits couldn’t resist, so that ground cover is gone. Here are shots of this fast spreading vine at theContinue reading “Kenilworth Ivy: A Rabbit’s Gold”
Yesterday afternoon I was able to take a photo of a wild rabbit living in our front yard. This little guy blends in with the surroundings as he waits patiently for a handful of kenilworth ivy that will be placed on an oak tree stump. We’ve been feeding rabbits ivy for the past two years.
In June of this year I started taking photos of wild rabbits living in our front yard. They loved eating Kenilworth ivy which we pulled from our backyard and placed on an oak stump. One day the rabbits shared the stump with a quail family that came by for a visit. Peace,
Yesterday I hoped to photograph some winter birds in Sacramento, but I didn’t see a single one, so I walked to pond to take shots of waterfowl. There were mallards, trumpeter swans and Canadian geese. The big surprise was that a family of wood ducks are living on an island in the middle of theContinue reading “Sacramento Waterfowl”