A pair of chickadees created a nest in our backyard birdhouse and their babies are Very hungry!
You can hear them chirping inside as they wait for their parents to bring more food.
Tundra basking in the sun as if she’s a high-end celebrity waiting for her staff to bring her drink to her lounge chair.
First wonderful, warm spring day today and the catio is ready for customers… Tundra (in the middle) and Katmai (at the bottom) soaking in the outdoors after a very long winter.
Last year, we put a small pond in our backyard in hopes that it would attract wildlife… it sure has!
We wanted to make it bigger this spring, but we may have to wait since the pond is so popular – especially with our local mallards.
Finally. Such a long winter and our backyard is filled with so much activity!
And, we have new neighbors – a chickadee – in one of our birdhouses. So exciting to see them busy making their new home.
Interesting fact about chickadees – when they sing, it sounds like they are saying their name “chick-a-dee-dee.” The more “dee-dee’s” you hear, that means their is something in their immediate surroundings they are alerting others to. It may be that you are too close to them or their nest – “chick-a-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee.” Give them some space and take a step or two back.
On this Very Cold weekend (-20 to 0), we got a little frost nipped while looking for critters in northern Minnesota. We had hoped to capture a few photos of owls. However, the weather prevented us from being outside for very long.
Here are a few pics from our weekend getaway.
Found this green-winged teal hanging out with a few mallards at Fort Snelling State Park, Minnesota.
Found a Mute Swan (the one with the orange bill) hanging out with Trumpeter Swans at Fort Snelling State Park, Minnesota.
I love the photo of the Mute Swan stretching her wings while two of the Trumpeter Swans watch her.
On Christmas Day, we went for a walk at Fort Snelling State Park in Minnesota and ran across this cutie!
I’ve never seen a deer with such unique coloring. I lover her white socks!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything!!
We’ve been busy planning our summer landscape projects now that our yard is a “Certified Wildlife Habitat” by the National Wildlife Federation!
More photos soon!