Tuesday, September 13, 2011

September 11th-12th-Chipmunks-Moon-Crows-Fawn

The crow family. Juveniles with their parents. It is much more noisier around here since those babies were born.

One of the fox pups. I'm only seeing two of them now. Don't see the adults. There's been loud fox noises from up in the woods at night sometimes. A friend upstairs here says it sounded like they were in pain and hurting. I'm wondering if maybe there are coyotes around killing them. It seems odd that they are all disappearing. Last year at this time the parents and pups were all out here as usual.

One of the many young chipmunks. There's a whole new batch of them.

I took these pictures at 4:30 in the morning on the 12th. I usually open my window to take clear shots but I didn't want the animals thinking I was going to feed them.

The fawn was outside on the other side of the rock wall. I tried to get a good shot of her but she moved. Then I went into the living room and saw that it was with the younger doe. But when I got to the window I had to move the drape aside . They saw the movement and ran before I could get any photos. I would have had some real good close ups too. Darn it.

One of the fox pups. They are very leery and run now when they see me. They didn't used to be that way. Something is scaring them.



rainfield61 said...

It was the Mid-autumn Festival when you took the pictures of moon.

The moon was so big.

Country Mouse Studio said...

How unfortunate about the foxes. I didn't know coyotes would hunt them. Here they go after all our unprotected cats and dogs and even people once in a while

Out on the prairie said...

I missed taking the moon pictures on monday, lovely catches

Jean said...

Ginny, Your Header photo is amazing!!!

Ginnymo said...

Hope you had a fun time at your Autumn fest rain. Country. I'm not sure if there are Coyotes around. I've never heard any. But I wish I could know why some of the foxes are missing. It is sad.
Thanks Steve. I wouldn't have gotten those pics of the moon if I didn't have to get up..Glad I did though.
Thanks Jean. Couldn't get a clear pic of that fawn though and when it's behind a bush like that the camera focuses on the nearer object and I was in a hurry. But I do like the effect also. Been waiting for them to come again but I never know when they are going to be out there.

Pat Tillett said...

Hi Ginny! LOVE your new header photo! Lot's of great pics. We also have coyotes, a cat left out at night is almost a sure death sentence for it. Smallish dogs can't just be let out in the back yard in the morning, they have to be watched. The coyotes walk past our back yards like it's a buffet.
Hope you are doing well!

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

Fawns with their spots are my favorite ... Have a nice weekend ... Autumn is on it's way.

All the best,