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A Bunny and Birds in the Neighborhood

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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!

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Songbirds, and a Bunny Too!

Northern Parula

Northern Parula?

This past week I spotted a Brown Thrasher, several Tufted Titmice and a bird that I believe may be a Northern Parula.  That Brown Thrasher is the first one I have seen here in Florida!  The Titmice have been here in bunches lately.  That Chickadee is here with the Titmice as is often the case.  The bonus picture is of the Cotton-tail bunny.

I sometimes see the rabbits in the lawn areas at dusk, but mostly see the bunnies in the areas on the periphery of the development.  Too many hawks patrolling my little neighborhood now for rabbits to be out and about here.  I took these pictures here on June 11, 2015 and also on June 12, 2015.

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee

Northern Parula

Northern Parula?

Cotton-tailed Rabbit

Cotton-tailed Rabbit

 

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Brown Thrasher

Brown Thrasher

 

Scenes Around the Neighborhood

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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!

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A Bunny Close-up

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!

Birds and a Bunny

A Very Young Cotton-tailed Rabbit

Carolina Chickadee

White-breasted Nuthatch

Northern Yellow-shafted Flicker

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!

Northern Yellow-shafted Flicker

An Almost Wordless Wednesday

Northern Yellow-shafted Flicker

Cotton-tailed Rabbit

I took these pictures in my yard yesterday, July 17, 2012.   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Barn Swallows

Female Red-winged Blackbird

Red-headed Woodpecker

Canada Goslings Learning to Fly

First Autumn Photos of Northern Cardinals

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!

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