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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New Visitor to our Pond and Wildlife Pictures

Before we get to our pond visitor and the other pics, lets play a little game. Can you guess what this picture is? The answer is at the end of this post.


Here is our most recent visitor and hopefully a permanent resident to our pond. I love turtles and have wished we had one at our pond for a while now. Although i have to admit, when i first saw him i got nervous. I got worried that he may be a snapper and did not really want a snapper living at our pond. But I was very relieved and excited when we found out he was not a snapper! He is kind of shy and takes off into the pond whenever he sees anyone. We are going to have to get a flat log and put it by his spot (yes he has a spot, in the sun, in a grass free area, with a gradual slope up from the water, this is where we always see him) so he can climb up out of the water onto it. I hope he sticks around!


Baby Ducks


A Chickadee Nest Inside the Tree

So I was waling around the back taking pictures when I thought I heard what sounded like Chickadees in on of the pear trees. I started looking around for a nest, when I realized that the Chickadee noises were indeed coming from in the tree. There are many holes in this particular pear tree. Sure enough when I was standing right there the mom Chickadee came to feed her babies. She went inside the hole that she is sitting in in the picture above. I took the picture when she was coming out of the hole.

I know we have lots of Chickadees around, they must like to nest in our old holey pear trees. Makes me feel bad for wanting to chop some of them down to replace them with new non-rotting trees.

Anyhow it seemed so funny to hear the little noises coming from down inside the tree.


No, it was not a picture of the lockness monster. Nor was it a picture of a beaver. It was actually a picture of three baby ducks diving under the water, below is the picture of them after they came back up, well that goes for two of them, the third still has its head under water.

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