I was able to catch these beauties in the side yard earlier this evening. There were four more to the right of the area in the picture, and a slew of them in the woods, as well. One day, a few years back, I had over a dozen of them on my lawn, with six of them being in the front. One was so close to the house I could have reached out the window and nearly touched it. There are perks to living in the country.
That's a great photo, @GabeU. One of the things I like about living in a rural area is all the animals I can see on the property. Having been a city dweller all my life, this is quite a treat.
I grew up in Queens and Central NJ and swore I'd only raise kids in a rural area. Except for the technology drain, I love days like this (very common here):
And I have no idea why that went sideways.
This thread highlights what most of this community have in common, living in a rural area, it's true there are many things we don't have or can't access but sometimes sitting in your yard watching the wildlife compensates for not living in the city. The quality of the pictures is not important it's the memories of what you saw last year or the year before, my wifes yearly project is feeding the 30 to 50 "hummers" that visit every year, the memory that pops up on her Facebook page is usually a reminder to her that it's time to put out the feeders. I enjoyed looking at the two pics you guys posted and I would like to add my own.
Anyone want to even guess what this critter is? Some kind of wild turkey maybe?
Very well could be a falcon in the wild.
When we were stationed in WA...some years back, we lived on base and I very much enjoyed watching the deer cross over our yard and head into the wooded area next to our housing area.
Living out here in the desert boonies...we have a lot of wildlife, some not so 'friendly'.
My son, when he was still at home, took a lot of photographs of our surrounding desert wildlife.
(these were all taken by my son)
We also have a pack of coyotes w/ new pups that have take up residency in a large tree right across from my back gate...
Needless to say I'm keeping my little dog indoors for the time being...but it is quite something to hear them howl at night and in the early morning.
I figured you might all get a good laugh from this photo...
Last year, me and my husband loaded up our travel trailer..dogs in all, and headed out for a week long camping & fishing trip.
I'm not sure who had more fun...my husband, or my dog, Harley...but I can tell you that Harley caught more fish than my husband that night, hahahaha