We were sitting, enjoying the morning, and a Redtail Hawk came flying through the yard. He hit a Dove at about 60 mph, then realized he was out of air before hitting the fence. He dropped the Dove and flew into a tree. I discarded the Dove and he kept coming back looking for it. He was beautiful! He would sit on the fence and look around. We couldn't figure out if he was looking for his breakfast or looking at the kittens for a new meal? The Blue Jays raised so much ruckus for so long, he finally left. Of coarse, I thought about the camera after he left for the last time. :( Amber thought it was sad; I thought it was amazing. A little sad, but how often do you get to see something like that?
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 1:45 PMFiled Under: dove, hawk, hunt, prey |1 comments
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 10:03 PMFiled Under: bird, pileated, woodpecker |1 comments
Amber kept telling me that she was seeing a Woodpecker the size of a Crow. I would see one from time to time and point it out. She would tell me that I didn't believe her, because I kept pointing out little bitty ones.
I woke up one day to a very excited Amber! She captured these photos. It's a Pileated Woodpecker.
9:52 PMFiled Under: chihuahua, dog, family, puppy |0 comments
This is Jersey, Amber's Love! I play second fiddle to her. This little girl is spoiled rotten. Her favorite pass time is sitting in Amber's lap; mine is a far second. She loves to play ball and with her Moose. She has a Moose that's bigger than she is. She love to boss him around and occasionally pulls a little stuffing out to let him know who's boss! Oh, did I mention that she's spoiled ROTTEN!
This is Peppie. She's our "Old Lady". She's a rescue from the animal shelter. Due to a little biting habit, she was not adoptable and was set to be put down. Amber worked there at the time and was allowed to bring her home for a trial. She bit our son the second day! I won't say what I said, but made it clear that she'd better not bite again! She didn't and she's an icon around the house now. She's been with us for 12 years now.
9:23 PMFiled Under: babies, back yard, birds, eggs, kittens, spring |0 comments
Spring is still here in Georgia. We are actually having one this year. We're still in the upper 70's for daily highs and the nights are just wonderful, around 60. Looks like we will be topping 80 in the next few days, but it sure has been nice! :)
We have renamed our back yard to the Birdport. We are seeing a huge array of birds this year. Amber and I love to watch the birds and their babies. We have two nest on our front porch, Purple Finch and Wren. The Finch's are here, but the Wren's are sitting on eggs. We also have several nest in the back yard, Robins, Wrens, Mocking Birds, Sparrows, Nuthatches, Orioles, Cardinals, and some I don't know what they are. It's really fun to watch the youngsters learn the ropes of life. They go from awkward to gracious pretty quick. We call them newborns, toddlers, and teenagers. You can't tell much difference in the adults after the teenage stage.
Our son found a litter of kittens in our shed. He went down to get something, came back up, and told Amber about them. She said "we don't have a cat". He informed her that we not only had a cat, but 4 kittens to boot. They are now about 6 weeks old. The Mom don't care much for us, but the kittens are warming up pretty well. Now it's time to find them a home!