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Cotton-tailed Rabbits in the Yards

I am seeing Cotton-tailed Rabbits in the yards on a daily basis now.  There may be three or four living here.  They burrow in the ground and also like to go under sheds where it is safe and cool.  The Rabbits eat a variety of plants and fruit.  So far, the garden is still OK but the bunnies have been into it a bit.  I think we will soon build a fence.  No hunting for us.  I am going to be taking a two-week break from blogging so I will be right back here again on July 1, 2012.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

More Mixed-Pix of the Little Farm

An Eastern Bluebird

Here are a few random views of the little farm that I took this past week.  I enjoy seeing lots of wildlife here.  We have three or four Cotton-tailed Rabbits, a few Eastern Chipmunks, several Grey Squirrels, numerous Canada Geese, a few different kinds of ducks, and many different birds!  I hope you’ll enjoy seeing a few views.  I have included birds and animals plus just plain scenery.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.

A View of the Pond

A Cotton-Tailed Rabbit

An Eastern Chipmunk

Canada Geese and Goslings

A Mourning Dove

A Grey Squirrel

Run, Rabbit, Run!

Cotton-tail Rabbits have been coming out to explore the pastures and gulch areas of the little farm in recent days.  On April 15, 2012, I saw two of the swift bunnies running near the driveway and the gulch.  One had been escaping a loose Beagle dog that excitedly had chased the rabbit from the street.  The owner called the dog home as the rabbit made the dash up the driveway, to relative safety near where I was standing with the camera.

The other rabbit darted out from the gulch area and headed off across the shoreline to the lush pasture at the far end of the little farm.  I took these pictures in my yard on Sunday at about 5:00pm.   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Rodent Neighbors

I just am so lucky to live in an area just teeming with wildlife!  I see a lot of very cute rodents such as Grey Squirrels, Cotton-tail Rabbits, and Chipmunks several times a week if not daily.  We have about ten Cotton-tail Rabbits here on the street.  We have numerous Chipmunks and Grey Squirrels too!  Almost every house here has several Grey Squirrels in their trees.

The Grey Squirrels eat seeds, acorns, nuts, bark, and small fruits.  The Rabbits mostly eat grass, tender leaves, flowers, and occasionally, small fruits and vegetables.  The Chipmunks eat seeds, nuts, small fruits and occasionally, insects.  The Squirrels live in the trees, the Rabbits and the Chipmunks live in underground burrows.  Occasionally, Rabbits in the wild will live above ground under thick shrubbery and bushes.  Here are some pictures I have recently taken in my yard and along the street where I live.  Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Independence Day Weekend Wildlife Extravaganza

Cotton-tail Rabbit

Ah, Relaxation!

Male Northern Cardinal

Today’s post is a montage of different pictures that I took on Thursday July 1st. and yesterday, July 2nd. here in my yards and on my street.  I caught a big variety of animals and birds.  One striking photo shows a small group of Canada Geese, likely very young, following a White Fronted Goose!  An odd sight but that’s nature for you.  I also shot photographs of Grey Squirrels, and a Tufted Titmouse among others.  I am so blessed to live in an outstanding community that treasures the abundant wildlife here!  Enjoy!  Have a wonderful, safe, Independence Day weekend!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.

Drake (male) Wood Duck

Tufted Titmouse

Eastern Bluebird

Downy Woodpecker

Rapid Rodents

The rodents here that I have seen so far on my street here are Grey Squirrels, Chipmunks, and the Cotton-tail Rabbit.  Yesterday I saw that Cotton-tail  bunny hopping across the street just as fast as it could (smart Rabbit).  You can easily see from this photograph of that Rabbit, how the Cotton-tail came to have its name.  I also got pictures of the Squirrels and Chipmunks zipping this way and that, full speed ahead within the past week or so.  At least the critters are swift when crossing the pavement.  Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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