Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Snowshoe Hares

Believe it or not - there is a snowshoe hare in there closer to the rock. They hide very well.  We have a family of them that stay around in the summer but we rarely see them in the winter months. http://www.hww.ca/hww2.asp?cid=8&id=103
This website has all the facts about the snowshoe hare. 

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Common Redpoll

The bird feeders are getting busier again with mated pairs of all kinds of birds returning for breeding and feeding their young but the redpolls stay year round. 
I have other feeders up but a great number of the birds prefer this one. Most of the birds that stay much prefer sunflower seeds to any other type of seed.  I have mixed seed in this feeder at the moment so they all just throw away what they don't want to get at the sunflower seeds.  The morning doves eat what the rest throw out so it isn't wasted.  The chipmunks don't mind either. 

Monday, May 3, 2010


I had to borrow a picture for this one as I never seem to catch one off guard long enough to take one of my own.  They were not around for a while this spring but I see they are back to nest again.  The males are such a vibrant color.  The females are more an olive green but just as beautiful.