Sunday, August 26, 2018
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Earlier this week I was watching several hummingbirds feeding at our feeders. I knew a few of the birds must be newly hatched this year as thier numbers had increased. I decided ro take some pictures and I noticed a few of the humminbirds had small flecks of red
I discovered that an young male hummingbird does not get a full throat or gorget of red until their first winter. However near their first summer's end a young male may start to show one to several red feathers at its throat. Ah ha!! So that is what I had seen with the small flecks of red at their throats They were young male hummingbirds.. I love making small discoveries like this and I decided to share this information today on Eleen's Saturday Critters which can be found at viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot,ca
A Happy weekend and happy natureviewing to everyone folks!
Posted by me ann my camera at 8:05 AM
Monday, August 06, 2018
Just a visual recap of our new Monarch that emerged from its chrysalis yesterday. We had found he caterpillar on July 24th, and we brought it home and put it in a small plastic cage. On July 27th the caterpillar entered into its chrysalis stage. , On August 5th the adult Monarch left the chrysalis and lay with open wings at the bottom of the cage, as its wings dried and stiffened we set the butterfly free by placing it on a leaf of a milkweed plant, after being there for a few moments it flew away
Posted by me ann my camera at 8:09 AM
Sunday, August 05, 2018
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Friday, August 03, 2018
I often find foxes at the lagoon area of my community. One morning this week I had found two!
Posted by me ann my camera at 8:28 PM
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
On Monday, July 30th I found another Monarch Butterfly caterpillar. It was much bigger than the previous one that I had had, which is now in its chrysalis stage. This new caterpillar was quite thick ( fat) and long! In the picture below of this caterpillar in the cage it reminds me of a little tiger!
Posted by me ann my camera at 10:11 AM