April 20, 2019

Bunnies and Birds

There are some rabbits living in my yard. I don't think one is the Easter Bunny, but you never know!

I altered the rabbit picture in Photoshop. I was intending to do something creative for the Caturday Art Blog Hop but after a few layers and filters,  it was so much improved that I just stopped. The haze from the window glass was gone, the subject was extra-sharp, and the background slightly blurred. Good enough!

The goldfinches have shed their dowdy feathers and magically become brilliant yellow.

I discontinued filling most of the bird feeders because April is when bears start wandering through the neighborhood. They're awake and hungry, and they'll tear up bird feeders to get the seed. Yesterday I put my spare feeders away because high winds were forecast and I didn't want them to become airborne.

It is hard to stop feeding the birds. I so enjoy watching them! I still have two feeders up. If the bear doesn't destroy them in the next few days, I'll put them away when the seed is gone. 

Today I stopped in Woodstock and met this pet duck. I did not attempt to pet him but he seemed friendly. So cute!
Happy Easter,
Happy Spring!

Sharing with Saturday's Critters and 


  1. Is the first rabbit photoshopped? It has a pinky leather.

    So cute duck!

  2. Lovely photos. Happy Easter!

  3. Have a great holiday if you observe, and thanks for taking time to share your post and photos with us at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend!! LOVE your yard bunnies. And that pet duck is adorable. Your finch photo is marvelous...really shows their colors well.

  4. What's the bunny doing in the Easter holiday? :)

  5. Hello, I would like to hug a duck. As long as it doesn't bite. Cute bunny and I love the Goldfinch and Cardinals. Thanks for linking up! Happy Easter to you! Have a great new week ahead!

  6. The American Goldfinch is such a great bird.

  7. Happy Easter too. Enjoy seeing birds at your feeders as long as you are able. Goldfinch has really popped in your photo!

  8. That Goldfinch is beautiful!!! Happy Easter!

  9. Love the duck. Looks like it's resting and enjoying it. Happy Easter to you too.

  10. That is definitely an Easter worthy bunny!

  11. Such lovely photographs.
    Happy Easter Wishes to you and yours.

    All the best Jan

  12. Cute critters in your photos today. Happy Easter!

  13. I love the duck. Squirrels invade our bird feeders so we don't put them out any longer.

  14. Little late to say it, but happy Easter to you too! Great collection of Easter critters! I would rather hold the bunny than the duck, but the bunny probably wouldn’t agree! I remember how awed I was last year when you talked about having hungry bears in your backyard. That is *not* the kind of cute Easter critter I meant! At least this time of year the birds can start tonfind their own food , but I bet they miss you!

  15. Oh, these are so beautiful photos !!
    I hope you had a happy Easter !!

  16. Beautiful Goldfinch, cute rabbit, and the Duck - I've never seen one that would tolerate being on its back like a baby!
    I know you live in a beautiful part of the country, but 'bears wandering through the neighborhood' - no, not for me!
    Have a wonderful week!


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