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Birdwalk

3 Jun

After removing Hera’s head from the fence the other day, I walked right past the male bobolink sitting at eye level again.  Seriously?  I swear the next time, I’m going to make that girl wait until I get my camera (not really). Anyhow, I got my camera and went back out.  I saw a lot of birds, including the bobolink!

blue jay

common yellowthroat

bobolink

eastern kingbird

bobolink

Baltimore oriole

red headed woodpecker

eastern meadowlark

red headed woodpecker

Now I just need to convince them to come down closer to me and sit still.

Birds in Pasture

24 May

When I’ve been out checking on llamas and goats, I’ve gotten to see a few birds.

I really miss long, quiet walks in pasture, but hopefully, I’ll get to do those again soon.

Other Critters

22 May

It’s not just my animals here on the farm.  I get to see lots of birds.

Baltimore oriole

There’s quite a few squirrels out in pasture.

Occasionally we have some other critters show up.  Or Bob might bring them up.

Bob Cat

Yep.  He caught a baby bunny.  Luckily, he’s not a starving cat because he didn’t notice when I took his bunny from him.  He was just waiting and resting until it tried to escape and he could play with it some more.

I really don’t see very many bunnies here with the cats and dog ready to chase them.

I took it to the Back Forty and let it go.

Should have changed camera setting first, but I was more worried about Bob than pictures.

This morning, I think I rescued the same baby bunny from Bob again.  I did warn it that it might not be lucky enough for me to be around to save it a third time.

Hopefully, it has learned its lesson.  Then this happened.

When the vet was here helping me push pills down the goats, kittens wandered out from under the workbench.  Seriously?  I only have fixed cats.  In the twenty springs I’ve spent on the farm, this is the first time I’ve had kittens born here.

Margarita tried butting one into the ground.  Seriously?

They were thin and horribly dehydrated.

They are back to healthy and have already left the farm.