JCC [Animals] What wildlife visited my yard today

Discussion in 'Community' started by jp-30, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    I'd be annoyed too, if I was missing a leg.
  2. Magellan_the_Cat Jedi Master

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    I settle for black, red, gray, and mixed color squirrels, plus the wandering felines on the prowl.

    My mother, however, has a 4-point buck, 2-5 other deer, the occasional opossum, grey foxes (this year--not normally), racoons (not this year, but normally--seems the foxes and racoons traded positions), gophers enjoying her lawns, crows, herons, egrets (so much for the outdoor fish pond), sometimes skunks (they're cute, not smelly), hummingbirds and the neighbors' cats.
    Serves her right for having a 12' diameter catnip patch.

    2 years ago she had a neat paper-wasp nest on the garage. Not a fan of wasps (we get lots of yellow-jackets), but these were neat.
  3. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    I'd love to see a Red Squirrel, they are beautiful. Alas, we do not get them in England much anymore, certainly not in the South (stupid Greys). Hopefully they will return in the future, they are so much nicer than the Grey.
  4. Magellan_the_Cat Jedi Master

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    What about the hybrids? Red/Gray mixes?
    Never saw or heard of black squirrels until I came to San Jose.
  5. Everton Chosen One

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    Right now there are three Blue Tits, one male Greenfinch, two male Blackbirds, and one House Sparrow on or around my bird feeders. A moment ago there were a couple of Robins, but they've gone.
  6. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Oh JCC how you've corrupted my mind. :* First image to mind is movie Mystique. lol
  7. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    I've never seen a red one either - just the grey ones.
  8. Everton Chosen One

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    I've seen Reds, but only up North.
  9. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    My son Henry with a Katydid.

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/jaepee/IMG_2136-1.jpg]

  10. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    That would probably scare the crap out of me if it landed on me. We get grasshoppers here and occasionally one hops on me but they are smaller than that.
  11. Alpha-Red Force Ghost

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    How about a purple squirrel?
  12. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    I didn't get a pic unfortunately, but I did see a coyote while riding my horse today!
  13. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Here are some pics of the deer and fawn that visited the yard today.

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    The dog gets so excited when animals come to visit the backyard.
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  14. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    So I was sitting in my den (ground floor) looking at the boards and I heard this screeching noise I hadn't heard before. I went into the bedroom and looked out one of the open windows and this was sitting on the path right below the bedroom window. You can hear an audio file of what I heard here. I found wood pigeon feathers in the front garden near a feeder on Sunday morning and I thought a fox had gotten it as they are pretty big birds. However, I have a new candidate now. I looked down and looked at it, it looked at me, and flew off when I said 'hello there'. Definitely a juvenile one as the adults have more grey. The image linked first looks identical to what I saw.
  15. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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  16. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    That's a nicer-looking bird than the Common Wood Pigeon, which is a different genus, according to Wikipedia. I get a whole bunch of the common ones at my feeders.