S: Wildlife In Our Backyard Vic & Myra Young
BC: Vic & Myra Young 2012
FC: Wildlife In Our Backyard
1: This pretty doe used to jump the fence and visit us during the drought summer 2006.
2: Christmas 2007 this Great Blue Heron was looking for a sunny spot | He found one in a tree behind our yard where he sunned for a while. The grandkids were thrilled when he flew right over us in the front yard as he returned to the park.
3: Our very first raccoon visitor was Spring of 2007. This female was the first to come up on the deck and be photographed in Spring of 2008
4: Summer 2008 | Lizard Love This squirrel loved eating lying down.
5: Summer 2008 10 pointer in the park. | Cherries!
6: January 2009 | Mama squirrel has to eat, eat, eat to stay warm.
8: House Wren Brown-headed Nuthatch
9: March 1, 2009 | Cooper's Hawk hunting over our backyard in the snow
10: Spring 2009
11: Ah, love in springtime But not on my shade house, please!
12: Spring 2009 | Rose-breasted Grosbeak | Brown-headed Cowbird | Goldfinches
13: Fall 2009 This little guy was on the back storm door | And on the kitchen bay window. He lived around the fountain just outside the window.
14: Fall 2009 Another frog living around the fountain. | Not my favorite kind of wildlife!
15: Bunnies and chipmunks love the barn for a quick escape from the dogs.
17: November 2009 Love watching this red-bellied woodpecker | 'evening dove'
18: February 2010 | From a little snow to A lot of snow (for us anyway)
19: Food is hard to find under the snow.
20: June 2010 - Pregnant or nursing mama raccoon will risk several quick trips to the feeder during the day
21: We put this feeder on the back fence so mama could eat free from the dogs. | December 2010 - Our very first set of babies to come eat on the deck feeder at night under mama's close supervision.
22: Right, white breasted nuthatch December 2010 Left, Woodpecker and baby house wren in a basket of vinca Spring 2010
23: Red-shouldered Hawk In the woods behind us. Left, giving me the evil eye as I approach with the camera.
25: January 2011 Lots of visiting Goldfinches And my first Rufous-sided Towhee joining them
26: Chickadee doesn't appreciate the visitors hogging the feeder.
27: That's better. | House Wren and Goldfinch enjoying the seeds in the snow
28: Visiting bluebird. Sigh...if only I could get them to nest here. January 2011
29: Huge Turkey Vulture atop a dead tree must have found a tasty morsel in the woods behind us. May 2011
30: Summer 2011
31: This little lizard loves creeping down the leaves of this peace lily to get a drink from the fountain. | May 2011 Mama Raccoon visiting the feeder alone. Her babies are grown and out on their own.
32: This little hummer sits on a feeder outside my office window giving me lots of opportunities to watch her.
33: July 2011 | This ladder was helpful for picking figs...not just for me!
36: July 2011 Baby hummer just getting his color going.
37: August 2011 HOT! First time I've seen a lizard out at night.
38: August 2011 Just 1 year after her mother was nursing her, making quick feeding trips to the back of the yard during the day, Daughter Raccoon now does the same, only she is comfortable coming up on the deck where she fed as a baby.
39: Amazing that this deck rail is only 10 feet from my office door, the same door that has a dog door open all day. | She is fairly tame. At night I can step out on the deck and talk to her.
40: Who doesn't love a dove? | I've got my eye on you!
41: Who can love an Armadillo? This one wanted to live in my front flower bed. NOT!! | September 2011 Caught this little guy half naked.
42: December 2011 The Circle of Life Left to Right, New mama, Baby, Grandma
43: This year's three baby raccoons. The smaller female on the right is shy. Her two brothers are very greedy, so I have to make sure I put food in enough places so she will get some.
44: Baby girl lets the boys fight over the bird feeder while she enjoys the apples. | No more talks on the deck with mama. She's very skittish now with the new babies. She runs off with babies following behind her.
45: He never gave up until he got the seed out from underneath the bracket. | Can you see me now?
46: A cold front was coming in, so I covered the rail with birdseed. The word got out!
47: Later that day........ Cold front blew in a bunch of Goldfinches who crashed the party.
48: January 2012 This Downy Woodpecker loves the suet.
49: Some of our favorite shots from Jackson Fielder Hunting Club | Curious Doe Left, eyeing the camera Right, trying to figure out how to get corn out of the hanging feeder.
50: This is why we call it the cabbage patch! | Pretty Velvet | Love my Ma
53: Hairless coyote | Two young bucks fighting.
54: Corn! I think I can....
55: New Babies | My first gobbler 4-3-2010
56: Did you hear something? | Turkeys!
57: Strutting their stuff!