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Friday Fun Photo’s

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Here are a few pictures I had taken a few days ago of an adult Anole Lizard and two tiny baby Anole Lizards.  I also am including a cute shot of one of the resident Grey Squirrels that was hanging out in my front yard.  I took these pictures in my yards on July 22, 2013.  The weather has been quite rainy and the birds are staying put in their tree perches.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!

Adult Male Anole Lizard

Adult Anole Lizard

Baby Anole

Baby Anole

Baby Anole

Baby Anole

A Not-So-Shy Visitor and Those Other Resident Rodents

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A Cotton-tailed Rabbit has been visiting the yards of the row of homes that I live among.  I was quite surprised to spot the bunny sitting in the St. Augustine grass lawn, in the back yard,  just about five feet from a neighbor’s home.  On June 29, 2013, I again saw the rabbit (or its look-alike) right up against another close neighbor’s house!  Prior to about a week ago, I had not seen rabbits within a half-mile of my home.

My husband told me, much to my great surprise, that he had seen that same rabbit go up onto my other next door neighbor’s porch earlier that day!  So, the resident Grey Squirrels have a new friend here.  I will likely have to put up a short rabbit fence around any above ground planter boxes I may plan to have in my patio area, for growing vegetables.  I took these pictures in my yards on June 25, 2013, and again on June 29, 2013.   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Grey Squirrels in Action

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Squirrels and nothing but squirrels, is my focus today.  The neighborhood where I live has many large Oak trees that provide a lot of acorns for these lively small animals to eat.  There also are Pines which provide nuts.  Squirrels have an easy life here with good weather,  The squirrels enjoy happy hunting for nuts, seeds, and the occasional tid-bit of insect, or even, gasp, bird seed!  I took most of these pictures from my yard on various days during the first two weeks of June, 2013.   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Wordless Wednesday

American White Ibis

American White Ibis

Male Eastern Towhee

Male Eastern Towhee?

I took these pictures on May 6. 2013 and again on May 7, 2013 in my community here in Marion County, Florida.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Great Blue Heron Chicks

Great Blue Heron Chicks

Grey Squirrel

Grey Squirrel

Loggerhead Shrike

Loggerhead Shrike?

Canada Goose

Canada Goose

Squirrels Being Squirrels

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There are lots of Grey Squirrels in this neighborhood.  The streets here have many larger trees that are perfect squirrel habitat.  These squirrels eat acorns, berries, seeds and some insects.  The squirrels here have been up on my front porch several times.  I recently had a squirrel climb all the way up the screen on one of my living room windows!   The squirrel likely was chasing a bug but it may also have been curious about the happenings inside the house.  This type of squirrel gymnastics is a startling thing to experience when one is sitting on the sofa inside.

The squirrels have been uprooting my potted plants by trying to bury acorns within the soft dirt.  I am hopeful that the squirrels will stay out in the yard where they belong!  I am not interested in hurting the squirrels and will simply discourage the squirrels from porch sitting.  So, shoo squirrel, shoo!  On the plus side, squirrels are pleasant for the most part, and are very entertaining!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

P.S. My thoughts and prayers are with those in Southern California who are affected by the terrible brush fires there.  I am thankful for those fighting the fires and providing related assistance.

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Got Acorns?

This young Grey Squirrel has made an appearance in my yard recently.  It is hunting for Acorns and Hickory Nuts to add to its Fall larder.  The Grey Squirrels here mostly live in the woods along the street in front of my little place here.  There is a fringe of mixed hard woods and Pines along the road.  The squirrels and occasionally the chipmunks will come across the open fields to grab tasty Acorns and nuts (Birdseed too don’t forget).  The Grey Squirrels are not terribly numerous here in this neighborhood.  I enjoy seeing them once in a while which is exactly what is currently the case.  I took these pictures in my yard yesterday, Oct. 18, 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

Wordless Wednesday

Male Northern Cardinal

Canada Goose

Female Northern Yellow-shafted Flicker

I took these pictures in my yards in the past week.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

 

Wood Ducks

Tufted Titmouse

A Squirrelly Visitor

There are Grey Squirrels that live in trees in the small gulch at the end of the property here on the little farm.  I don’t see the squirrels very often.  Every once in a while, a squirrel will run as fast as possible across the grassy shoreline of the pond and over to one of the large Oak Trees.  This is a distance of nearly a quarter-mile.  The squirrels still have a few acorns around to tempt their palates.

I saw one such squirrel here on Jan. 28, 2012.  The squirrel was sitting up in that classic squirrel pose, eating an acorn.  After a few moments, off the squirrel sprinted!  Perhaps the local Red-tailed Hawk was out and about?  Who can say?   In any event, that squirrel lost no time in running across the large open area between the Oaks and that heavily wooded gulch.  I was happy to see the squirrel but do hope that it and its friends and family will stay away from my newly installed bird feeder!  Ha!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!


The Grey Squirrel Poses for its Picture

This Grey Squirrel likely lives in the small gulch or gully wooded area just under the pond’s dam.  There are a lot of medium-sized trees in that area with quite a lot of privacy and water.  The Squirrel basically sprints from the gulch across open grassy lawn over to the grove of Oaks next to the pond.  The Squirrels run full-tilt as fast as they can in order to avoid possibly being seen by predators.  The attraction is the plump acorns that the Squirrels are so fond of.  I was looking out my window yesterday at almost 4:00 in the afternoon and spotted this Squirrel.  The Squirrels here are quite wary of people so I had to quietly go out of the house and take the pictures.  The Squirrel did spot me and sprinted away.  I seldom see the Squirrels here (that will assuredly change once my bird feeders get put up) so I was happy to see this one.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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