Sunday, May 30, 2010

May 29, 2010-White Admiral Butterfly-Fox-Coon Video

Thank you Ratty for identifying this Butterfly for me!! Here's a little information about it.

There are several forms of this species, two so distinct that they were treated as separate species for many years. Subspecies arthemis and rubrofasciata

The White Admiral, have a deep purplish-black ground colour on the upperside, with a broad white band crossing both wings. There is a row of spots, blue with often a small amount of red in arthemis , adjacent to the outer margin of the white band on the hindwing.

The underside of both subspecies is pale reddish brown with bright brick-red spots along the outer margin and the near the base; the white bands are repeated on the underside

Habits: Roads and clearings in wooded areas are where this butterfly is most often seen. They like to sun themselves on leaves or on gravel roads, where they periodically open and close their wings. They are rarely seen on flowers, but congregate on rotting fruit and animal dung.

My oldest female Gray Fox. She's a beauty!

Tufted Titmouse, young squirrel and the female coon.

The female Raccoon out before dark. I love watching her.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

May 28th Collages-Fox-Coon-Squirrel-Chipmunk

Here's that little rascal that climbs up on my window every night. This was last night at 1 am! This is the male Raccoon. Number one. I number them in the order I first saw them.

Another one of the Gray Foxes that comes around. He was one of the pups last year.

A BlueJay and Squirrel on top of the rock wall. And you can see the coon and the fox way up in back, looking down the alley. She stays away from the coon. And the juvenile Mourning Dove with it's mom.

The first young Chipmunk I've seen this year. I'm surprised it is still living. The way they hop around all over the place it's easy for the fox to get them, or the cats.

The female Raccoon yesterday morning. I love how they stand right up and how they hold their little hands.

Friday, May 28, 2010

May 27th Collages-Coon-Starling-Woodchuck

First time I've seen Woody the Woodchuck this year. Glad he's still alive. He remembered me.
The video of him is on my Youtube site. Link is on this page.

Adult European Starling feeding it's young one.

The male Raccoon and the skunk.

May 26th Collages-Juvenile Starlings-Chipmunk

Squirrels, Chipmunks and European Starlings. Lots of juvenile Starlings now. What a racket they make. I hate them hanging around. They eat all the nuts as soon as I throw them out. I'm going through so much food right now.

This Chipmunk looks cute the way he is relaxing.

Juvenile Starlings all over the place.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Photos From May 24th 2010-Catching up!

Some bugs that landed on my window.

This squirrel was going back to his nest for the night. You can see the nest in the crotch of that tree.

Two of the Gray foxes.

My friendly Raccoon last night with the skunk. See how close they are to each other. That's how they always seem to be. They must be friends. Ha! The Raccoon has gotten some of those thistles off him but not all. Quite a job for even a human to get those things off.

Photos From May 23, 2010

Too many of these baby Starlings around now. What a racket!!

This is the number two Raccoon that is coming around now. He comes down before dark and is still scared of me.

Here is the Raccoon on top of the rock wall after he was fighting with my friendly one. The friendly one is watching till he goes. Then he came back down and was eating nuts with the skunk. My friendly raccoon seems to be friends with this one skunk. There is a black skunk out there at night sometimes and he is always spraying. I don't like that one. I think everything scares him and he just sprays for the heck of it..ha!

Critters And Birds-May 22, 2010

I saw a Raccoon outside my window before dark the other night but when I tried to talk to him he ran like crazy so I didn't think it was the same one that comes every night like this one. It wasn't. Later that evening the two of them were arguing over the nuts outside my bedroom window. I wish I could have gotten pictures of them but the odd one ran off too fast. So now I have two to deal with! And my friendly one has gotten thistles all over him now so I can tell them apart. Ha!

Friday, May 21, 2010

May 20, 2010-Birds-Chipmunks-Fox-Baby Squirrel

This young squirrel has managed to keep out of harm's way so far. But he does linger way too long in the evening, all by himself.

This old squirrel is not too afraid of the foxes. Sometimes she will come right down on the ground and not be too far away from the fox. She's pretty beat up it seems and old.

The fox pair in the evening. The male doesn't come down too close very often. Sometimes the other one will take a treat up to him and drop it. Maybe it's the male. I'm never too sure about their sex because I can never see under them..Ha!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Photos From May 19, 2010-Chipmunks, Skunks, & Raccoon

More Chippys. I like the photo with two of them sitting together, watching for danger..

The Chipmunks and the squirrels all together. There are five Chipmunks in one of those photos!

This skunk came out early in the rain last night. They love the rain. He's eating nuts that he's found in the grass.

The Raccoon came around 9:30 pm last night. He was out there with the skunk. I'm going to try and get some video of him if I can get enough light on him. When he stands up against the building he can almost look right into my window. Guess he will be a regular here now.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May 18, 2010-Cardinal-Skunks-Old Fox

The pretty Male Cardinal late in the evening

The older female Gray Fox that had pups last year. She probably has some this year also.

That darn squirrel jumped from the rock wall to that seed bell on my window. I'm surprised it didn't fall off. The this BlueJay had to get on it too. They are too big for it.

A couple skunks. One sprayed the other I guess. It ran off screeching and my apartment stunk way into the next day. I'm used to that now. Ha!

Monday, May 17, 2010

May 16, 2010-Chipmunks

One of the little young squirrels. I have lots out here now. The Mourning Doves in the tree . Those darn Starlings are eating all the nuts as soon as I throw them out.

I love watching the Chipmunks!

I think these two are mates or at least trying to be.