Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wednesday Potpourri - Critter Gifts

Sometimes you are given a gift of photography. I looked out the back window and saw a deer. I ran for my camera to get a few photos. As I took the photos I saw a Black Squirrel on the trike feeder. As I closed in on the deer I saw that it was a young one that still had it spots. When I clicked on the photo I saw it was a young buck with its horns just starting.
The Black Squirrel was eating the corn and I caught him with a kernel in his hand as he feed.
A Chickadee was on the rail so I took a few snaps of the little guy.
I then looked at my near feeder and what to my surprise was sitting there but a Hummingbird.
What a day and I'm happy to share a few shots.

26 comments:

Louise said...

All that in one day! Three of the four are things I would never see where I live.

Gaelyn said...

Very nice captures all. Especially like the squirrel on the trike. What a great set up for wildlife.

Rose said...

I'd be happy with a day like this, too!

Bill S. said...

Excellent pictures of a wonderful day of viewing wildlife. Does life get much better?

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This must have been your lucky day.The deer is so beautiful.
Ruth

Luke said...

You've some great visitors!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

You saw alot of critters in your yard, Tom. Seeing that tiny hummer had to have been such a joy. And you got a great picture.

I saw a deer which looked just like yours in the empty lot next door this week. Mine still had some of his spots also.
Betsy

TSannie said...

Send that hummer my way! No such bird here on Sasqua Pond Road. For that matter, no black squirrels either. Neat how the wildlife differs from place to place.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

The only thing I can say is that I bless whoever started photography. Without it my last 40 years would have been bleak and empty. I love the way we can share photographs, how they bring back memories and are a conversation piece.

George said...

I'm glad all those critters cooperated and allowed you to get all of these great pictures. And all in one shoot!

darsden said...

Awesome pictures! I love him with his spots. Mine are much older they have their fuzzy antlers. I have them young like yours too but they don't have the spots just the stubs..LOL

darsden said...

Okay I am back I cannot find your follow me button anywhere?

The Birdlady said...

What a handsome young prince! All your visitors are wonderful.

Brad Myers said...

I am jealous, a hummingbird, black squirrel and whitetail all in your yard. You don;t even need to leave the house. Send some to my yard if you get the chance.

Gallicissa said...

A good haul Tom. Hummer is my fav.

Willard said...

A very productive day in your back yard. It is wonderful that the wildlife is there like that.

Darla said...

Busy backyard Tom!! Love the fawn. I have a small update on my caterpillars posted.

Jo Castillo said...

Wow! The deer are lovely. You have captured so much wildlife. Great!

We sure haven't seen much wildlife around here. Guess the tourists run them off! And of course they can't feed anything because of the bears, so the animals stay away. We see prairie dogs and ground squirrels at the golf courses.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Beautiful critter shots. ALL OF THEM!
You were definitely given a gift. It's so fun to grab the camera to get a shot of something and then others start posing for you.

darsden said...

Yay, now I can keep up with your critters. Thank you for putting the button on. People can't follow without it..LOL

Craver Vii said...

I have never seen a hummingbird that wasn't flapping away. What a rare capture!

Mary said...

What a jackpot! Each of these is wonderful and so typical of each critter. I was going to pick a favorite...but I like them all!

Tipper said...

Now that was a lucky day of photos : ) Love the buck-but I think I like the squirrel better-he is sooo cute.

EcoRover said...

That button buck will grow spikes next year if he eludes the cars, coyotes, hunters etc.

Incredible hummer pic--nice work!

Stacey Huston said...

What a beautiful squirrel.. and wonderful backyard animals...

Kaka said...

I chanced upon to view your blog and found it very interesting. Great ... Keep it up!