August 31, 2009

Sometimes I sits and thinks. Sometimes I just sits.

This young peewee/phoebe, I can't tell the difference, was sitting at the side of the road with the parents flying down to feed it.

He cheeped at me and showed no signs of distress.

August 28, 2009


Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
Just bein' flat in the sun. He seems to like being sprawled out on the hot concrete. Don't yoy just love his shadow toes.

Have a good weekend.

Photo by Anne

August 27, 2009

August 26, 2009

Now I lay me down to sleep.

Curled up and sleeping with one eye open, this raccoon appears to have decided to sleep on a stump, not the most comfortable mattress.

It looked more like a cat all tucked up on a pillow than a raccoon. Maybe he doesn't like the grass tickling his ear.

On the way back from our walk he had left, hopefully to a higher perch.

August 17, 2009

I've got my eye on you.

I've got my eye on you.
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
Don't you hate Monday mornings? Your boss is already watching you.

I do like the eyes.

August 14, 2009

Feeding junior

Feeding junior
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
Junior whines and fusses until the feeds him. No weekends off.

Photo by Anne

Have a good weekend

August 11, 2009

Which one is a redheaded woodpecker?

Actually it is a trick question. This is an adult and a young bird.
The youngster doesn't get it's bright red head until later.
It is begging for food.

Photo by Anne at the wonderful wildlife window.

August 10, 2009

A visitor from Star Wars

an Itor, take me to your leader.

This moth landed on the wonderful wildlife window and I was able to get a close up.

It is worth loading the large size for this one. Check its antenna.

August 06, 2009

There be dragons here.....

I don't know my dragonflies but this one just sat there allowing lots of time to take his photo, so I obliged.

The internet company is here right now, checking to see if I can get line of sight for over the air or satellite connection.
Cross your fingers for me.

August 05, 2009

I can taste you.

I can taste you.
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
Reptile show at Rondeau last weekend. This monitor lizard had his tongue full of new tastes.

August 04, 2009

Red Aphids

Red Aphids
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
Our wild flowers are suffering from a plague of aphids. Nothing seems to be feeding on the aphids yet.

I up loaded a bigger size as they are quite interesting in large.

we hosed them off the plants as we don't use chemicals in the garden.

Any other suggestions on reducing their impact?