Monday, June 29, 2009

Female Wood Duck and family

Seems she has 6 babies this year. They are very shy and hard to get a photo of for they hug the island tightly.

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Braconid Wasp

A wasp with a very long end... My best guess it that this is some sort of Braconid wasp. Josh found it yesterday in our porch next to the kitchen.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Carolina Wren nest

Josh, our 2-1/2 year old son pointed out that a bird was outside. He had found that a baby bird had fallen or was pushed out of it's nest. I put it back in. And then it happened again... and again. I read on the internet that you should warm the baby up so mom doesn't push it out. I called my friend Tina for advice. I didn't know what was going on. I thought maybe the nest was too small, or there was something wrong with one of the chics. It turned out that the nest was too small or the design was just too much of a slide, for I hooked up a towel underneath to support it and they are doing great.

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Snake in a tree

This is a garter snake. There is usually one or two around in the rock walls around the house. I have been swamped with puppy poop lately, so my photos of wild life have drifted off. 6 foster puppies are moving very slowly. This snake was right outside the laundry room dog as I was going in to feed and change their paper. I had never seen one in a tree!

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