Sunday, May 30, 2010

Froggy faces

Portraits of a few frogs from the pond.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mystery Guest

You can see the chest markings here. The bullfrog and the turtle don't seem
to be bothered....or perhaps they're oblivious.

The mallard seemed unfazed by the new guy...

VERY excited to find this Green Heron at the pond today! Rather homely compared to it's elegant cousin, the Great Blue Heron, this bird is smaller, more compact, and has a shorter neck. The coloring is lovely, though---a grayish green back and wings, and a rich rust-colored chest that has a white striped pattern. Sorry for the blurry photos---the heron was across the pond and I had to do a full zoom to catch it at all.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Surprise visitor

Yesterday morning, I stepped out onto the patio that looks out over the pond and startled a fox---who leaped from the patio and dashed down toward the pond. I had my coffee instead of a camera, of course. Later I got a shot of the fox's intended breakfast, though. This little fellow and his friends have condos in the stone wall next to the patio.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Best Buddies

These two mallard drakes hang out together all the time.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Zen Turtles

These turtles look so...well....HAPPY! Or maybe they are meditating on the wonder of the world. More photos on my other blog, HERE.