May 16, 2020

Current Critters

Black and White Weekend: Taking pictures of birds in motion is a challenge. Often my results are a blur. This shot was lucky because the goose just happened to land in front of the fountain.

A few days ago I showed pictures of cardinals and I only had one shot of a female. Today this lady posed for me, just long enough to get a photo.

The goslings have grown! Their parents and the nanny are taking good care of them.

Our local Canada goose family did not have so many babies, but they are looking out for this one.

Here a stink bug was posing on the side mirror of my car. Insects are likely to be overly plentiful this summer because our winter was too mild to kill them. I've already had a tick bite! I put the tick into a plastic bag and took it with me to the doctor's office. She said it was a deer tick and could carry Lyme disease, and she prescribed doxycyline. 

On a more cheerful note, I love pileated woodpeckers and once in a while, one visits our yard. It even makes a distinctive call so I know to look out the window and pick up my camera.

After you get a good look at this beauty, scroll down to see a furry rabbit.

Another furry creature is the squirrel. I felt sorry for this momma squirrel because she was clearly hungry, even eating the hot pepper suet which is supposed to be squirrel-proof.

I had intended to stop filling the suet feeder for the summer, but since she apparently has little mouths to feed, I bought some regular suet for her. Yum-m-m, says Momma Squirrel!


  1. I agree, your woodpecker is special. Not so keen on the rabbit. We are over run with them here and they do a lot of damage in the garden and to crops.

  2. Wonderful sights from the park.Momma Squirrel is very happy.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  3. Lovely photos. Your black and white is rather special!

  4. I envy you having a pileated woodpecker! Never seen one in the wild. And that goose by the fountain image is superior!
    As always, I thank you for taking time out in your day to show off your birds with us at I'd Rather B Birdin this week.

  5. Hello, I love your Pileated Woodpecker, great photo. The goslings are cute. I love the rabbit too, they are adorable. The squirrel looks very thankful for the food. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week ahead. PS, thanks for the comment and visit.

  6. ...stink bugs are easy to find these days, Washington is crawling with them.

  7. Love the goose taking off with the fountain in the background. Nice series of pics. I got my first pic of a pileated woodpecker this past week. So exciting! Have a great week.

  8. Great creature shots. You have a knack for getting them to pose for you.

  9. All such beautiful photographs.

    Speaking with youngest grand-daughter earlier she had seen some little ducklings and was so excited and pleased …

    All the best Jan

  10. Hello. The Pileated woodpecker is beautiful. Great photos.

  11. Lovely sett of photos. Keep well, Diane


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