A Little About This Blog

I decided to start this site with just pictures of various things in nature such as plants, animals, insects and no travel or family photos.

Wednesday 19 October 2022

Morning Doves in our hanging flower pot. 

 A few days after birth until leaving the nest

Male Dove looked after the little one during the day and the female at night


 Cardinal, Dove and Sparrows in the bird feeder


 Sparrows in my bird feeder after a rain

Hawk in a tree across from my house

I don't know what kind of hawk this is as I think it is not a local bird and maybe a migrating one.  I was a very large bird and not seen one in this part of the city before.


 Hawk with sparrow from my bird feeder

Lately a hawk has be around my bird feeder as I have caught it on the lawn and under our cedar trees. I found this one on my neighbors fence with one of the unfortunate sparrows. I only had my cell phone with me when I took these pictures. 

Tuesday 23 August 2022

 Morning Dove nesting in our planter

Morning Dove made a nest in one of our hanging plants at our back deck.  She laid two eggs shortly after. After a couple of weeks only one egg hatched. It only took two weeks after that the the baby dove left the nest but stuck close by. The growth rate is very fast as Doves only live about one and a half years. Father sits on the eggs during the day and takes of the little one during the day. Mother looks after the young one at night.

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Saturday 20 February 2021

 This young raccoon was following my wife and my self up and down our driveway when we were shoveling snow on a very cold morning. He or she was lifting it's feet from the cold pavement in discomfort.
Followed me up my back deck stairs and tried to climb up my leg to get warm. We discouraged it and it finally went on it's way.