Tag Archive: back yard wildlife


Mid July

So what is new in your world?  My life is quiet but never boring :)

Wildlife visit in droves even with hundreds of acres of land surrounding me they still want to be up close and personal with me lol what’s up with that!  I was outside just now talking on the phone with Mom she is doing awesome by the way she may drive tomorrow when I get down there, and I had 6 huge male wild turkey making pretty sounds talking to me asking for seed :)  even with the dog and cat there they knew they were safe I like the young being brought here and calling my place home but I sent them off to search for ants and beetles ticks too like wild turkeys are supposed to do. Yesterday before heavy rains began to fall they were along the edge of the property here pulling fresh raspberries one after another I am just worried those Black Bear are on the other side of the vegetation, ten foot wide or more in some parts, eating their way inward towards me :)  I must buy a can of compressed air made to scare bears away as these ones have become so bold and I do not want us to get hurt or one to die needlessly.

I must get a few new lens for the Nikon so I can capture better detail.  This is a mix of 4 different cameras hope you enjoy a poke around the place :)

Enjoy the rest of July

 

Bet he never saw his pretty face before :)

Bet he never saw his pretty face before :)

 

They say deer eat these mine are all still healthy

They say deer eat these mine are all still healthy

 

The perfect pair in my lower yard browsing on fresh greens

The perfect pair in my lower yard browsing on fresh greens

 

Trying to get them to look like tissue paper then learning to take a pretty picture :

Trying to get them to look like tissue paper then learning to take a pretty picture :

 

OH if only I had all this wisdom them :)

OH if only I had all this wisdom then :)

Off to read more of your wonderful blogs I really do hope you are al truly OK I miss being here 2 and 3 times a day

XO

 

Our Black Bear Is Very Naughty

You know I love my wildlife and you know I feed my birds and I have spoken about this Bear before and since I moved my computer out into the quiet kitchen area of the house and am no longer set up overlooking the lower yard and river. I miss a lot.

This morning I slept in till 6 AM as I went to bed real late. I put the coffee pot on and filled up my containers with fresh sunflower Seed to take out to fill the feeders so they could have breakfast while I read your blogs. I have been leaving the feeders empty to not entice this big black bear and any others with it from destroying the set up my darling made for me to feed them all. We recycled and used an old umbrella fabric removed and holes drilled in ends to hang feeders and suet from oh and a BELL since he destroyed it a couple of weeks ago so I can tell when he is out they’re messing with it so I can get PHOTOS after all it is what I DO right.

Well it was raining and JT grabbed her Frisbee and me the seed and off we went out to less than 100 feet from the back door maybe 60. I toss her the toy off she goes to catch then go potty and right back she comes to me for another throw. All the feeders full and us wet after 20 more throws we head back in. My coffee smelt great poured a cup and brought up the new reader to find all of you.

I am enjoying the coffee and reading and laughing and crying as some were real touching when the dog starts going NUTS!

Barking and carrying on. He was still asleep but he yelled BEAR. I go to grab my camera and both are plugged in and charging. I grabbed the Easy Share and I get into the living room where there was only a screen between us and the bag of seed and him and the feeders full of seed. He broke one arm but when JT scared him and our human voices he started to beat feet out of here. Thankfully. Then he stopped and start to turn to look our way and I screamed “Get out of Here” all the while JT going nuts and the poor cat who was outside took off and was not seen for 6 hours.

So here is the only shot I got.

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Not sure if you can make him out but this is when he stopped and turned and looked at me and the dog seeming to not be worried about us much.  I may end up not feeding the birds there goes my Dragonflies :(

I swear I was just saying life was so CHILL lol then heart beating what would I do if he came through the screen wanting the whole bag of seed :(

I shall load the shotgun and have it ready with the camera  and fire over its head with hopes of making him change his address.

OK I am officially no longer bored

Sharing A Meal At Our Place

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The only rules here at this place is NO FIGHTING!

We need to get along and live in PEACE.

If these two can why can’t the HUMAN RACE?

EGOS

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Snowstorm Here

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Down along the rivers edge here at home.

 

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Looking down from bedroom window.  Wildlife is hanging close by for breakfast

 

 

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This gray Squirrel finally ventured out of the Willow good thing we did not cut it down  and stopped the beaver from doing so.

 

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Here he comes over to the bad door to eat and torment JT lol

 

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This is the other end of the lower yard.

 

We had 12″ of fully snow then the rains fell and it  got real heavy so we had to move it before the temps dropped and it turned to ice.   We are do a few more inches tomorrow and there is a full COLD MOON.  Stay warm

 

IS IT SPRING YET?

 

 

 

Face To Face

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He loves his mealtimes here

Have a great day

Eunice

Family Of Three

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They always come together

They reside in the worrisome Willow

I left the rest of the tree up as weather is changing

They will need a dry place to stay

They are so much fun to watch

Till they are trying to chew their way into your home

These have to be the best feed trio out there

Chicken scratch and Black Oil Sunflower seeds,  suet too and the river for water

They like this yard too as they have been hanging out together for over a year

No traffic woes here just a big old chewed on Willow

Trees with huge canopy’s to leap from one  to another on

Yes life is good in these parts

 

 

 

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Why do we love watching Squirrels?

For the last two nights, while laying in bed, I hear noises in the wall.
Really?  After all the work done on this house, after so many of the outside world living within, I thought they were ALL gone!

Let me tell you a quick little story about living next to a river and close to the forest.

I had a couple over back in 2000(remember it well)we were having munchies and a night of card playing.
I hear a ruckus up in the bedroom/loft area but not wanting to interrupt the fun time, I dismiss it.  Then the CAT enters the picture, on the tail of a Flying Squirrel..  Never saw one before, never face to face for sure, but there it is, this brown critter with big eyes, clinging to the beam beside our table, where we are all sitting.  I was so embarrassed,  the cat was angry and the company is first floored, guess they never saw one before either.  My boyfriend Dave(at the time) gets up to get the broom to “get it” yes to kill it!  After all it is a RODENT,   The male who was playing cards with us that night yells “No don’t kill it!”  So he takes over with the squirrel,  Dave knocks it down, he catches it in a box and runs outside with it to SET IT FREE.  He was successful it was free to once again enter the home and have young.

I was too injured to climb up onto the roof and see how it was that they were coming in but when new roof was put on I knew all too well the path that had been used for years.

Now to this week I hear the noises all too familiar and ask Ron to look for a hole on the river side of the house.  Sure enough he locates it, waits a day and a half then climbs a ladder to put METAL over the area with a hole in it.  He waited till late afternoon thinking what ever was in the walls would be out hunting well I am here to tell you NO they were not!.

I went upstairs early to watch the rest of my show and I hear  animals going nuts in the wall behind the headboard.  I bang on the walls hoping to scare them out forgetting there is  NO WAY OUT!  So I thought.

The cat is pacing, the dog is telling me to get up but I slept through the fact there were 3 wild flying squirrels over my head and running back and forth pooping EVERYWHERE.

It was 3:40 AM when I decided to listen to the dog thinking she had to go out,  this was her normal time for waking me but something was different this morning, stuff all over the floor cats howling, so I reach for switch on wall and turn on the light to see these creatures beside my hand looking at ME.  Well I ducked and head downstairs I put both animals out and then yelled for the Great White Hunter to wake up and Look UP!

Half asleep he is now on a mission, CO2, pellets, rifle and handgun Oh Lord here we go, With headlamp on and broom to scare them from hiding spots, he gets them moving and pooping I am sure all over the room.  He takes aim, 1 down now to get what we thought was the LAST ONE!  It was hiding under bed and now it is gone too!  I get a bag and dust pan to pick them up and dispense with, filthy rodents!

Now it is 4:45 Ron is sleeping again, HOW CAN HE,  lol and I see one come from kitchen fireplace heading toward the stove and spare bedroom.  I wake him again and he locates this one fast,  up in window, can’t shoot window Eunice will get mad,  so he knocks it down and shoots the 3rd one.  Cat goes upstairs to sleep Ron curls up on the couch and JT joins him and I sit watch,  this time I have the pistol beside my early morning coffee.

Some day I will tell you some of the other wildlife stories from my time here.  Years ago in Roxbury where I drove tractor trailers for a living they jokingly called me Ellie May damn them! lol

More to come!

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