20 May 2009

wildlife update

I love our neighborhood. We are right in the middle of town, a completely 60s rambling, ranch-filled suburb, but with the open hill behind us, the wildlife has been incredible. Of course, there's the deer. I know that they could be a pain in the tookus, but they are a good reminder that we share our space with a whole lot of other creatures. Here are just a few of the wild critters we have seen around the urban homestead in the past week. (Note: my lousy camera cannot catch any of these quick little buggers, so I found other's photos to give you some visuals.)

A red tailed hawk...

(from Tilton Lane's flickr photostream)

Two guinea hens (I think)...

(from cwalker71's flickr photostream)

Three baby bunnies...

(from the Eleventh Earl of Mar's flickr photostream)

And signs of a raccoon (trash can tipped and sorted; foot prints in the garden; could be trouble for the chickens)...

(from Michael Scheltgen's flickr photostream)

3 comments:

Beegirl said...

The hawk and raccoon spell trouble for the peeps! Isn't it amazing how much wild life is around in suburbia? I've lived here since I was a child and was SHOCKED last year when we had a black bear on our deck! I am still a bit rattled about it. We are only 8 miles away from strip-mall heaven. Who would have thought! Great pictures.. the hawk is amazing!

Kendra said...

I love it that we can still see wildlife so close to town! :=) We often see a hawk soaring right outside our kitchen/living room window--it is seriously awesome.

Lynda said...

Well Miss Thang...look at you go!!!I've been feeling like I'm catching up with peoples lives on Facebook, but this is more fun!!! Love what you're doing...Love the pictures of Avery and seeing my sis on here;}
Love,
Aunt Lynda