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b.stark

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After not having any for a few years, there are finally some bold rabbits moving back into my yard.

 

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TractorDoc

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I was sipping my morning coffee on the porch and noticed this woodpecker flittering from tree to tree. I grabbed the big lens to try and get a decent pic but he/she did not sit still for very long.

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Then I noticed a family or Red Squirrels running around a large locust tree that must be their home. Not long ago I had to relocate some of their likely relatives from inside my house -- I ended up live trapping five of them in my attic!

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Saw Mrs. Bluebird watching for lunch on a branch.

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Mr. Bluebird was on the grapevines not far off.

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Last, in all my years I've seen a lot of bird nests but never a Blue Jay nest. . . until this morning. In a large Maple Tree just off the porch a pair of Blue Jays was building a nest. It was interesting to watch mom/dad go thru the motions of forming the nest with their body and legs.

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Just another average Sunday Morning! :)
 

Scott Chandler

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I'm beyond stoked to find this cutie today hissing at me next to the trail.
I totally love snakes but never see any. This is the first rattlesnake ever in the St. George area, I almost believed that there aren't any at all

Sorry, I only had my cellphone with me



Grumpy snakey! We just want to see how pretty you are!!
 

TractorDoc

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Something caught my eye whilst mowing around the pond yesterday.

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Seems obvious it saw me too!

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I inched closer and eventually this Green Heron let me get a couple pictures of him/her.

Is this my best side. . .

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Or is it this one? :)

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One of my favorites from the afternoon. :cool:

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Outdoor_Fool

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I found this beautiful and pretty good-sized Western Ground snake on my hike yesterday.
I've seen the snake several times within the past two weeks but it always slithered away too fast so I couldn't take a cellphone image.
Yesterday evening, I had my phone already out of my pocket, so I could snap a few shots.

Wow! Beautiful snake! And great image of it.
 

Titans

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I was sipping my morning coffee on the porch and noticed this woodpecker flittering from tree to tree. I grabbed the big lens to try and get a decent pic but he/she did not sit still for very long.

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Then I noticed a family or Red Squirrels running around a large locust tree that must be their home. Not long ago I had to relocate some of their likely relatives from inside my house -- I ended up live trapping five of them in my attic!

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Saw Mrs. Bluebird watching for lunch on a branch.

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Mr. Bluebird was on the grapevines not far off.

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Last, in all my years I've seen a lot of bird nests but never a Blue Jay nest. . . until this morning. In a large Maple Tree just off the porch a pair of Blue Jays was building a nest. It was interesting to watch mom/dad go thru the motions of forming the nest with their body and legs.

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Just another average Sunday Morning! :)
That’s a male Red-Bellied Woodpecker, super active now. Awesome property you have!

 

b.stark

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Doves have taken a liking to my deck rail lately.



Not super wilderness-y, I know, but it's what I've got here.
 

Yvonne

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Today I found the fattest rattlesnake I've ever seen. It seems it just had eaten lunch. Because of that, it was not moving at all or even sticking its tongue out. It was just done for the day.
Good for me because I almost stepped on it and it was totally in striking distance. Next time I hike and have to do some business behind some bushes I definitely check first where I go, lol.




Later, I found another rattlesnake curled up underneath a bush.

 

Perry

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Today I found the fattest rattlesnake I've ever seen. It seems it just had eaten lunch. Because of that, it was not moving at all or even sticking its tongue out. It was just done for the day.
Good for me because I almost stepped on it and it was totally in striking distance. Next time I hike and have to do some business behind some bushes I definitely check first where I go, lol.




Later, I found another rattlesnake curled up underneath a bush.

Wow! What a beauty.
 

Scott Chandler

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Today I found the fattest rattlesnake I've ever seen. It seems it just had eaten lunch. Because of that, it was not moving at all or even sticking its tongue out. It was just done for the day.
Good for me because I almost stepped on it and it was totally in striking distance. Next time I hike and have to do some business behind some bushes I definitely check first where I go, lol.




Later, I found another rattlesnake curled up underneath a bush.

Dang Yvonne! You're finding all the snakies!!!!
 

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