Tag Archive: Animals


I saw a very interesting crawdad in the creek, it seemed to be somewhat blue. I really like their whiskers and pinchers 😀

A young starling has to be clever when eating its breadcrumb, there are bread thieves everywhere!

 

For the longest time I would hear this bird’s call and think that it was some other bird, perhaps a blue jay… Nope.

I’m really enjoying bird watching and how I am becoming more familiar with what birds are making what sounds in my area.

I also enjoyed reading this little snippet from wikipedia:

“The calls of the red-winged blackbird are a throaty check and a high slurred whistle, terrr-eeee. The male’s song, accompanied by a display of his red shoulder patches, is a scratchy oak-a-lee,[17] except that in many western birds, including bicolored blackbirds, it is ooPREEEEEom.[18] The female also sings, typically a scolding chatter chit chit chit chit chit chit cheer teer teer teerr”

I imagine that it could be very challenging to write out the sounds made by birds, but they appear to have gotten it fairly well.

Its a beautiful sunshiny day, a perfect chance to catch up on some beauty sleep.

Or so Nice Guy thought… until many annoyances came his way.

ng-sunshine

 

Luckily, Nice Guy is a good sport and finally did end up getting his much deserved nap.

 

While visiting our local wetlands the other day, my daughter and me got to see a Belted Kingfisher!

We were both surprised and amazed to see more than just ducks and tadpoles. There were actually three of these little blue “mohawk” birds chasing each other around a fixed track, almost like they were racing. They kept repeating the chase over and over, I do wish my camera battery had lasted long enough to get footage of this.

So here is the brief clip I got of one of the birds resting on a branch between laps.

Here is the swamp, I have more videos to post later… ducks and other more “common” Oregon wildlife.

wetland

We were out by the creek chasing water skippers when all of a sudden Lisa burst into tree climbing mode!

She was up in the blink of an eye, bright eyed and bushy tailed she reached the highest part of the tree before my camera powered on.

You can hear how much the local birds didn’t like this feat of strength.

Here are the water skippers, which we did not catch. They are like turbo rockets on the surface of the water.

water-skippers-group water-skippers-closeup

I’m so proud of my boys for getting along so well… most of the time. Its going to be 3 years since we got Kyoko this June- unless I’m mistaken, numbers and time aren’t my good suit!
They play chase together, never fight over food and can lay on the same couch near one another. What more could I ask for in a couple of kitties?

Here is to the end of another year, Hooray WE MADE IT!

May we all have a bright future in this coming year, to be able to forget all of our former associations which could bring upon us anxiety, fear, hate, sickness and loss of friendship.

To bring in a new year with new things in our hearts and hope to reach a new awareness of ourselves which we may not have seen in ourselves before.
It is my hope for us all to have love and unity, animals and humans alike. To realize that we are really no different than them in all of the ways that are truly important.

To end our search for objects and things which do not matter and accept what is already ours and cannot be taken away. Embrace your abilities of expression, compassion and consideration.

Peace be with you <3

Lisa fell asleep with her eyes open while trying to watch tv… it is kind of creepy but very cute at the same time. (we were watching case closed if anyone was wondering.)

Nice Guy just chillin’ on the patio… all by his lonesome.*I go over and look at him*    “Yes human? What do you want?”

*I give him THE LOOK and back away slowly as though I will run away*   “OH… Its chase time?!

Then he runs through the house… (Unable to photograph, sorry) and makes adorable purr sounds!

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