This Cotton-tailed Rabbit visited on Monday at about twilight. Unfortunately I had to take the picture through the closed living room and lanai windows, each screened. I did not want to go out which would chase the bunny away. This was a very brief and pretty rare appearance of the rabbit. Please click on the image to see the slightly enlarged version. Enjoy!
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A Cotton-tailed bunny rabbit, a Northern Mockingbird, Mourning Doves, and a band of roving White Ibises, were all spotted in my neighborhood in the last week or two. It has been raining a lot here so I have not been out taking a lot of pictures.
Cotton-tailed Rabbits are not commonly seen here. I think there are plenty of Coyotes, Hawks, Bald Eagles, and Osprey that actively hunt the bunnies. I saw this particular rabbit in a yard of a home quite close to our local neighborhood park lake. The best time to see rabbits here is at twilight or even at dawn. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture. Enjoy!
These songbirds and ducks were spotted in the last few days in the housing development where I live. I am greeted each morning with bird song! Such a nice thing to happen. By the way, the crow shown above, was drinking a few drops of water out of the rain gutter on top of the roof. Of course, I also enjoy the ducks but they are really just come and go visitors here. We do also have rabbits and squirrels around here but I seldom see the bunnies out.
The ducks are a pair of Florida Mottled Ducks that are trying to set up a nest at the larger rainfall retention pond next to the health club. I sure hope for their sake that this rainfall retention basin pond actually gets to stay wet. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture. Have a great coming week and enjoy!
This Cotton-tailed Rabbit was standing stock-still when it saw me approach. I rather stumbled across the bunny when walking towards my home. This rabbit was standing just behind my car and about ten feet from my front porch steps. I snapped away, turned my back and the bunny fled. It had been raining just before I came across the rabbit so the bunny likely had been under the car during the storm. There are several rabbits here but so far, the only damage I have seen was to the bark of one of the dwarf Apple Trees (now I will cover the trunks with a plastic guard) and a couple of carrots (duh!) in the garden from earlier in the Summer when we were on vacation. I took these pictures in my yard on Sept. 2, 2012. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
A Carolina Chickadee, a White-breasted Nuthatch, a pair of Northern Yellow-shafted Flickers and a lone baby Cotton-tailed Rabbit were some of the many examples of wildlife that I saw in my yards on a hot, humid, off-and-on rainy day on August 9, 2012. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
I took these pictures in my yard yesterday, July 17, 2012. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
After several weeks of really not seeing Northern Cardinals around, I have begun to see more and more pairs of Northern Cardinals here on the street and even in my own yard. The male Cardinals are brilliantly “Cardinal” red with the females a more subdued brownish-red. Some of these pictures were taken yesterday and some were taken about a week ago. One unusual shot is of a Cotton-tail Rabbit with the male Northern Cardinal on the ground behind it. Another photo shows a Male Cardinal sharing food with another Cardinal on the ground. Cardinals eat seeds, small fruits and berries, nibbles of suet from bird feeders, and small insects. Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger picture. Enjoy!