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Small Wildlife

While out near the pond I saw a small turtle basking on a rock at the opposite shore of the pond from where I was at.  It is the first turtle I have seen in the year I have lived here.  It is illegal for Tennesseans to own turtles as pets but OK for turtles to live in the wild in ponds, lakes, rivers and streams.  I also saw a Red-bellied Woodpecker, several Canada Geese, a Mourning Dove, an American Robin, an Eastern Bluebird, and a House Finch.  I also saw to my absolute happiness, a pair of Mallard Ducks on the pond.  I have missed seeing ducks here in recent weeks and am very happy to have seen this pair.  Hopefully these ducks are scouts and more ducks will be on the way here soon.  I took these pictures on Sept. 21, 2012 in my yard.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.

Comments on: "Small Wildlife" (4)

  1. we are missing our ducks, too. i am hoping a few will return to the area for winter. of course, the black-bellied whistling ducks are about to migrate. i’ve seen a few flocks overhead but none stopping.

  2. Wonderful collection of wildlife photos. I hope you pond attracts some more ducks. They should be on the move too. Have a great weekend!

  3. You are sure getting a nice variety of visitors now! We’ve been over-run with turkeys, but we did have a great looking coyote visit two days ago.

    • Hi Montucky, I have seen a few Wild Turkeys in the community though none near my home here at the little farm. I have never seen any Coyotes here near the little farm but did have a few around the lake house on rare occasions. Too many hunters and hunting dogs here where I live now (neighbors to me here). Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

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