Suburban Wildlife

Where we can watch and relate to wildlife in a suburban backyard.
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Friday, May 21, 2010

Last One Out - a new adventure!

There were three chicks in the nest - and this is the last one to leave.

On Guard

It’s interesting how different species of bird will cooperate on keeping the baby birds safe by chasing any hunting cat.

Good Morning

Between getting food, persuading chicks to leave the nest, and watching out for local cats - mom has her work cut out for her.

Monday, May 17, 2010

A good friend, but not a pet.

I was bringing the garbage out when I realized I was not alone. Chloe was standing right by my foot looking up at me probably wondering when I would put some kibble out for her supper. Now who could refuse a look like that? I was unable to completely finish a big plate of lasagna, and I thought why not? An extra treat for her - with some kibble added. If you look closely at her whiskers you can see she was enjoying the dish.

A nice change.

Her new fur coat is coming in, soft and thick. Good color too. You can also see she is nursing some kits. It won’t be long before they start moving about with her.

Hmmm - yummy!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Looking over her territory

From this vantage point she can decide where to hunt for a meal - and keep an eye open for potential dangers. Job one - feeding her babies!

Shh - I'm hunting

She hears something, and a moment later she has another meal for her youngsters.

Waiting for lunch

Eyes are open now. There are at least three chicks in the nest - and probably four. Mom is out looking for worm steak. ;)