We are getting a nice shower today and hopefully tomorrow. We still have Ruby-throated Hummingbirds passing through and see them several times a day at the feeders. The rest of the birds are really happy I made the trip to Bird Watcher Supply Saturday and are enjoying the usual mix of sunflower seed, sunflower meats, millet, peanuts and cracked corn at the various feeders.Filed under Updates | Comment (0)
The Ruby-throated Hummingbird numbers are up this week. September is usually our biggest month here and the fun is flying everywhere. The numbers are nothing like the boom migration in 2008, however the morning and evening activity around the feeders is pretty good for our area. I may move one of the feeders in front of the feeder cam again this year if it looks like it will be worth it.
We have at least one doe White-tailed Deer that is bringing her two fawns along with her when she comes to eat cracked corn. They are too small to jump the fence and just graze around outside the back yard while she eats the corn. We seem to have a pretty regular group of deer feeding at the tray right now.
Some other sightings recently. I am seeing Five-lined Skinks and some species of toad on a regular basis. I love snakes and have had the pleasure of seeing two Brown Snakes recently while working in the yard. I would love to see the large Black Rat Snake again that I took photos of a few years ago. I also spotted the largest Walking Stick I have ever seen while pulling weeds last weekend. I carefully ushered it up onto my hand and moved it away from the area I was working in to protect it.Filed under Updates | Comment (0)