Wow the sun finally came out and my little forest is busy. Chuck and Lily the mallard ducks just returned (yay) Its been 3 years of visits. I am getting visits from Band tailed Pigeons aka Bandit and part of their family, they are cooing , it’s very similar to the dove but a deeper sound. Speaking of the dove they are courting too 🙂 The frogs are in the ponds and I still have one with a broken sounding croak.
I also seem to have 2 bunnies, I have seen them from time to time but now everyday at feeding time and in my yard. They seem to have made a burrough below my spruce shrub so I might get babies !!!
And now not only do we have the Coopers Hawk, but now a red-tailed hawk and a pair of Bald Eagles ! I can’t believe that all this activity is happening in such a small area, but its a lot of fun.
Yesterday we saw Buster the douglas squirrel climb into the bird house that’s high on the side of the shed, now considered the maternity ward. It’s a heck of a jump to get down so I assume she will move one at a time again after they’re born, well see.
I don’t have any pictures yet because I am addicted to watching April the giraffe 🙂 have her baby, How cool would that be to visit animal adventure park, but I seem to have a park of my own just wild 🙂 It’s interesting to me that my wild visitors get this close and that they continue to return but its always hard when they don’t .
Hope everyone has a good day,
Good Morning , I can’t believe its been a year since I updated , yikes time flies!! So I decided to try again to write my observations and see how it goes.
I enjoy my little piece of the forest and can not believe the variety of visitors we get, and how often they return. It’s very cool.
So compared to last year this is what’s happening with Woody and Momma pileated. They’ re still visiting although this is year number 4 we have noticed some drop-ins. Right now I have what I now call Senior woody, seen in previous post feeding Jr. Well now junior is 2 and daddy wants his spot back so I am caught in the middle so to speak because they both come to my door to complain. (very vocal) For example senior woody landed on my porch post which Jr woody doesn’t normally do and vocalized. I came out to visit amd found that woody Jr was right above him and he began to cluck. As Jr flew to the farthest feeding log, senior followed and they began to do this around the forest trees. They are not fighting like usuall its more like pushing Jr away from here. Ugh I hate that because I consider my sanctuary like a neutral zone. ( I know I know the circle of life 🙂
My guess is that it’s also a mate thing. Momma always comes in to eat when the boys are fighting/chasing. Now it is hard to tell markings on these woodpeckers so I go by how they react to me and I believe this is also momma from year 2. I have had three generations of them and I am blessed that mom and dad bring the kids down to visit and I believe they are familiar with my voice even when they mature and return just by how they act around me.
I will continue to update my stories and also introduce some new additions, its amazing how large my circle of life is getting in this small sliver of forest.