Sunday, March 29, 2009

Spring Snow

A male Downy Woodpecker

Isn't this cute?? He's getting a drink & taking a snow bath.

Mr Squirrel, getting some corn???? or is it all gone

A Nuthatch 

It's a lovely snow & should melt today.
We got about 4 inches.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Yellow Belly Sap Sucker

My very first & right here at our little nestle.
I've never seen one before and he was my "wake up Deena" 
from God Friday AM.

Monday, March 23, 2009

OOps..forgot some pics from the Wildlife Park

This BobCat just wanted a nap.
BobCats were confirmed in the Singing Woods in
the early 1990's ..but I wonder if they are still around.

A turkey vulture, we see these all the time, an amazing clean up bird.
They hunt food by sense of smell. You should see their nostrils.

We have Great Horned Owls in our woods & we have seen
them flying near dusk.

Even the bears were out.

The cougars were resting.

Waiting to be fed.

Friday, March 20, 2009

WildLife Prairie State Park

Hubby Rich and I went to the State Park last weekend
to get out in the fresh warm air & do some hiking .
All the animals there are native to our area in Illinois.

A BobCat
We do have these in our area.

Wolves..yes they are here too, haven't seen one
but we do hear coyote..and see them if we're out
in EARLY morns.

A Grey Fox

I've seen lots of Red Foxes here, even one in our side yard.

I was talking to this American Kestrel
I think she was leaning in to listen closer

We saw bear, owls , all kept in there natural habitat..even bison.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My First Bloom

I had to bring it in & enjoy it 

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Morning Joy from Our Lord

As I opened the shades ..there were three of these guys
in the tree.. Eastern Bluebirds...oh I do love them.

Mr. Red Headed Woodpecker has decided he loves our
bird  haven.

I do think he's going to stay.

Tis warm today and we are off to
"Wildlife Prairie State Park"

Hope to get some pics..
Enjoy the day the Lord hath made.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Winter Woods and Visitors at Dusk

It was dusk and these deer were  outside my they walked away,
I went out the side door & outside .  I'm about 15 feet from them here and as you can tell
they know I'm there.  The nearest one had it's tail up, but put it down and
decided to just watch me.
This is what the winter woods look like but soon, they will be full
of buds and colors.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Somebody is HUNGRY

and when he got there, the cupboard was almost bare..
isn't Chippy sweet?

Friday, March 06, 2009

A New Friend and Signs of Spring

Our new friend, Mr. Redheaded Woodpecker
He has been a once or twice a year visitor before,
now he hangs around the yard and chases the
Red Belly Woodpeckers off.. WAAAHH
I want them both.

Just a bright Mr. Cardinal

This is what the Nuthatches like to do to the evergreens.
I love the patterns.

I planted new bulbs last Autumn and here they come!!!
Yes Virginia , there is a Santa.