Sunday, March 31, 2013

Eurasian Collared-Doves

Happy Easter!

Linking to The Bird D'Pot

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Winter Pond Views II

More from early January - big dog, Baron, exploring pondside.

Yes, I 'upside-downed' this reflection shot of him.
Linking to Camera Critters

Friday, March 29, 2013

Winter Pond Views I

From January. We're beginning to green up now, so I better hurry up and share these beautiful browns and blues!
 A mallard drake stirs up some ripples.

 His exit stirs up even more.

Those ripples travel across the whole pond.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Zim Shows Off His Fences, Again

Galloping off the pond trail towards the barn.
 Arriving in front of the barn paddock.

 Looking across the yard to the front hay pasture where he can see Gem is still way over there.

Bugling for Gem to join him back here.
Frustrated that she's not coming to him.
 Not sure whether to stand firm in his demands or go rejoin her in the front.
 "Sheesh! Mares!"
 And off he goes to return to Gem in the front hay pasture.
Linking to Friday's Fences

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Whistlers on Wednesday 17 - "The Shove"

I took this video through my window. There's no sound, really, and it's less than a minute long, but it just makes me laugh every time I watch it.

That birdbath is used as a platform feeder for birdseed.

If you can't view the video, I captured a few stills from it to give you the idea...
The pause.

The very determined shove.

The nonchalant attitude.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013


This was me last week: "Um, Gem? What are you doing out in the yard?"
"And you're soaking wet!"
Seems someone limbo'd under the rope fence I put up at the pond's edge, took a dip in the water, then came up into the yard.
"Yeah, your buddy Zim, the barn, and YOUR pasture are back that way!"
Some of you may remember my battle two years ago with Zim - during the drought, the pond was low enough that he would wade over and come up into the yard to eat from the birdfeeders. I had to erect that dreadful orange construction fencing all around the horses' side of the pond to keep him where he should have been. Now, it seems, Ms. Gem is starting her own rebellion - second time in about a week she's gone for a mud soak. I added more ropes to the area she was getting through (based on sneaky hoofprints in the mud and along the shore). I hope I don't have to drag out the orange plastic fencing again, but we definitely need more rain!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Seasoned Sisters

Thelma and Louise imitating salt and pepper shakers.

Linking to Camera Critters
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