Thanks to the wonder of technology I’ve been learning to crochet!
At least I can try to crochet when Kyoko ALLOWS me.
Its against the law to move a sleeping cat.
Even more thanks to the many helpful people online who uploaded tutorials and most of all to a very nice blogger who gave me permission to use her kitten pattern ! You can make your own, or buy mine from my Etsy shop
So here it is: A Crochet Tuxedo Kitten <3
Pause for effect. . .
Very obedient, sits when you tell him to!
Is very smol, I has a bed and butterfly too!
Butterfly headpiece is stylish
One of a kind!
I’ve listed him on Etsy for anyone interested in having this little guy for company, laughs… or the unexpected.
I was walking to the store when I saw a little hopping bird near our apartment’s field, which was being mowed at the time. The chick was obviously very scared of the lawn mower and of me..
So I blocked the way to the nearby busy street (So it wouldn’t be hit by a car) and it hopped into a tree where we waited for momma/daddy bird to come to the rescue.
Maybe the little chick was trying to learn to fly when it was separated from its parent?
I got to watch a Great Blue Heron at the wetlands again, this time it seems to have caught something and ate it. If you watch closely you can even see it licking its beak.
On a visit to the wetlands we saw a Great Blue Heron, which coincidentally landed just as we got there. I’ve never been so close to a heron before, it was really magnificent. Here is the video, which is followed by some still shots.
The above picture is the only shot of it that I got with my better quality camera before the battery died.
It was such a slow moving bird, when it moved it was so subtle that you wouldn’t have noticed it from afar.
The Redwing Blackbird had good reason to be defensive, especially if it has a nest because the Great Blue Heron is a predatory bird and eats eggs and hatchlings.
Heres some action shots:
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.
Here is a gif that I made to celebrate the fact that we don’t have to be the same species to be kind to one another!