|Otters from the Phillips Park, in Aurora, Illinois|
|We have had a Mourning Dove nesting in our blue spruce in the backyard. She was keeping a watchful eye on us.|
|Okay, this is for my husband. Princess is made to dance for her supper. She loves tuna juice. Somehow, she knows when he is going to make tuna salad. She will follow him, until he gives her a little. She does beg for it!|
|Baby Robin |
They can grow to 11 inches. This baby is likely from the first brood of the year. Robins are know to have 2 broods a year. It is likely there are 2 eggs in a nest. This baby may have been from a next in our back yard.
|The the Fermi Lab in Batavia, Illinois there were 5 baby buffalo (bison) born this season. As of this season the herd has 25 animals.|
|I think this may be a Block-crowned night-Heron. It has been reported they have been seen in our area. He is still a ways away, so we are not sure. Could be a Great Blue that is hunkered down.|
|Brown Thrasher turned up in our yard on 4-10-2011. The female looks the same as the male. They are prodigious songsters, they are often found in thick shrubs where they sing deliberate musical phrases. They repeat each twice.|
This is not the greatest picture. I have to find the better ones. Plus the other ones have the babies.
|These are the Robins that we saw last Christmas. They were perched outside Dad's windows at Alden. It is the first time I have ever seen robins in winter.|
|Here is one of the Pelicans in flight. You can see the keel on his beak.|
|Baby foxes. On a trip to Kolona, Iowa last Spring, we came upon a group of baby foxes. Mom was nearby, watching us, to make sure we did not bother them|
|The babies were playful.|
|The beautiful butterfly checked out one on my phlox. |
There will be more to come. No swans tonight. You know how it is, if one picture is good a whole bunch is better!
Have a great evening.