Tuesday, June 22, 2010

FLAMBLOGGER: W is for...


                                     WILDLIFE AT MY HOUSE THIS WEEK

I think he wants to come in.  He comes up to the window and knocks.  He wants more birdseed!


Here are a couple of his pals -- or maybe Momma and Poppa

We call this guy, Peg Leg.  He has only one leg as you can see and has been with us about 6 months now.  He is a Californian Towhee, (different from the Eastern Towhee).


Dozens of this cheeky bird -- the common house finch -- but such beautiful bright red color.

Either a juvenile or female hooded oriole.  We don't get too many of these, so I was lucky to get this good shot.


Can you even see this one?  His beak is in the flower and he is facing us.  I think it may be a rufous humming bird, or a juvenile .  It's so hard to tell the difference between the species at this time of year.

The guilty party who ate my young melon-colored hibiscus, which is now no more, thanks to him!

Though these may not be as exciting as some wildlife others get, remember we are only in a tract home, surrounded by houses in the midst of a city.  A nice rural looking city, but still a city.  My son only half an hour away can boast all of these as well as coyotes and a mountain lion!


23 comments:

photowannabe said...

I love your wildlife. Great closeups. Your squirrel "knocking" is too cute.
We have in our tract homes a few squirrels, birds a skunk or two, opposum and the neighbor's cat!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love your "wildlife", too! They are so cute and your photos are terrific! Thanks for sharing the fun for the W Day! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Morning's Minion said...

Wildlife sightings make our days more interesting. Sometimes the creatures make a mess and our visitors become pests, but it would be dull without them.
I have posted an award for you on my blog. I felt the exercise of passing it on might be good for me. Hopefully I did it correctly.

Roger Owen Green said...

love the wildlife; also the watering can, which would also have fit.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Tumblewords: said...

Wonderful wildlife! Excellent photos - thanks for sharing!

fickleinpink said...

to see wildlife on a daily basis is simply amazing, and something to be grateful for ( not like in metropolis!)

...come and check out my ABC today if you find the time!

have a beautiful day!

xoxo,
fickle

P.S. now following, won't you follow me back? :) (hugs)

Wanda said...

You have darling wildlife.... And your pictures do them justice. That little rabbit...how cute is that.

mrsnesbitt said...

Wonderful Chris!

Rinkly Rimes said...

May I write a poem about your little peg-leg bird? When I publish it, if I may, I'll give you due recognition and let you know when it's up.

Andy said...

Wonder Wednesday photos.

AutumnLeaves said...

Beautiful photos, Chris! I so love nature and wildlife!

Gattina said...

What a cute wildlife ! I love the little squirrels !
Gattina from ABC Team

Jose said...

LOL You and Wanda have your own personal zoos. I love to see all the different animals that visit your backyards.

Martyn and Sandy said...

Beautiful way to start my day-thanks

kaybee said...

What a blessing (sometimes!) to be surrounded by all that wild-life!

LisaF said...

Regardless of where you live, capturing wildlife pics is always fun! Love the bird shots.

Gayle said...

Oh, that first picture of the squirrel is just too precious. And the rabbit has a guilty look on his face, for sure, but who could bring themselves to scold him!

Ann said...

I like the way you caught the humming bird flapping his wings. Good capture.

RuneE said...

You are lucky to have so much wild-life close to your house - we ave the occasional Iberian snail...

Cherdecor said...

You certainly have a variety of wild life around your house. Your son can keep his mountain lions, hahahaha! The little critters are good enough.

Paula Scott said...

I am truly amazed that you have so many shots of wildlife! Looks like you have some 'regulars' around your house. Good catch on the Oriole. He must be a juvenile since he posed long enough for the photo. I find that they are very skittish.

English said...

We once had squirrels got into the school where I was working and they caused serious damage, chewing through wires and gnawing on furniture and books,so as lovely to look at as they are I am wary of them now, but those birds are just so beautiful. O bless...I love old peg leg - if only he could tell you about the scrape he got himself into. x

Elizabeth said...

Sorry, Chris, I must be half asleep - I've no idea why I typed in 'English' instead of 'Elizabeth'. I couldn't believe it when I looked and saw that!!!!x