Northern Mockingbird © HJ Ruiz – Avian101
sharp cold ruffling feathers and solitary thoughts
I was pleasantly surprised to see the fox this morning, no doubt dropping by to see if there may be some free suet just hanging about.
Such a magnificent creature with the most beautiful coat and luxuriously gorgeous tail.
Thank goodness I just so happened to be looking out at the squirrels and birds when foxy decided to drop by for a visit.
I often marvel at the dexterity and cleverness of squirrels, especially when seemingly defying gravity to raid bird feeders and suet logs.
This morning’s wicked winds and blinding snow didn’t stop this black squirrel from snacking on the suet log hung from the clothesline.
Arizona yards don’t look anything like those in the Midwest. In fact, don’t call it a lawn, because according to Merriam-Webster a lawn is: ground (as around a house or in a garden or park) that is covered with grass and is kept mowed. No grass and no mowing in most parts of Arizona, water […]
Blue Jay © HJ Ruiz – Avian101
This Western Meadowlark, which I assumed to be molting, was out in the open foraging last summer. Hunting for insects on open grasslands looking almost like a small new species of vulture with their feathers missing from their neck.
Nature puts things in perspective – being high level doesn’t have to mean larger.