Saturday, March 02, 2019

Family Cats for Saturday Critters

.My daughter has two Maine Coon cats and they are both big gorgeous animals with wonderful, gentle manners.  If anyone is familiar with Maine, you will find the cat's name interesting if you know
some Maine place names.  Lubec is the orange cat and Wiscasset is the other one.




The black cat is our cat. Actually he belonged to our son's family but when they had a new baby  the cat was given to us as it loved jumping in the baby's crib too often.   Our cat's name is "Shakey".
When Shakey arrived in his new home as a kitten, he was quite nervous and was shaking all over, so he became known as" Shakey cat". Shakey is now about 16 years old and is rather standoffish and is not a lapcat, but we love him as he is now ours.

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Have a great weekend everyone, it is now March so despite a big storm moving in for the weekend, we can anticipate spring coming along later this month!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

First spring duck sighting

common
Merganser , Gondola Point

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Maybe a Pine Grosbeak for Saturday Critters.

I'm not totally sure of the id of this bird, but from the shape and size of its beak I am guessing a Grosbeak


 and I am making a guess of a Pine Grosbeak. It has been a few years since we have seen that species in Bird Alley, and I think they are beautiful birds.  The bird that I saw this morning did not stay around long, but here is its picture!

I am linking today to Eileen's Saturday Critters which can be found at viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.com

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Male Cardinal for Saturday Critters

For two days in a row I have seen this handsome male Cardinal in  Bird Alley, on the tree  branches just outside my window. Both times when I have seen it, it was with a female Cardinaal.
I am posting today to Eileen's Saturday Critters which can be found at; viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.ca
A Happy weekend of reasonable weather is wished  for everyone.  We have a noisy strong cold wind blowing just outside pour windows.  Its strength woke me in the night!

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Groundhog for Saturday Critters.

Today is Groundhog today, Let’s hope we get a favourable prediction for an early spring

Dear Mr Groundhog, 


Don’t be afraid,

If your shadowy image you see

Please DO NOT FLEE!

Stay around without fear

And let us know that spring is drawing near.

A sunny or cloudy day

Shouldn’t a legend make

For, anyway, many think you’re just a fake



Enjoy your day that’s named just for you

And please give us a good report, please do!

Because dear Mr. Groundhog,

I believe in you.
I am linking today to Eileen's Saturday Critters which can be found at: viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.ca
Have a wonderful day everyone and try to stay Warm!


Saturday, January 26, 2019

common Redpoll

It has been several winter seasons since I have seen beautiful little Common Redpolls! This week there were

a few feeding on the snow-covered ground in Bird Alley! I love the sight of their pink dusted breasts
 I am linking today to Eileen's Saturday Critters which can be found atviewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.ca



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Monday, January 07, 2019

female northern Cardinal

We are fortunate to host a pair of northern Cardinal in Bird Alley. The female visits and feeds most often but occasionally the male makes its presence known also.They are both such startling beautiful birds and it always a delight when they show up!