Saturday, May 8, 2010

Birds and Other Critters

One of the greatest advantages about where I live is that I'm ten minutes from great shopping, Starbucks, and Ulta. The other great delight is that I can go outside or look out of one of my windows, and it appears as if I live in the country. There are blue and white herons, many varieties of birds, rabbits, ducks, geese, deer, and then there are the predators, coyotes and hawks. I hope you enjoy some of the pictures I took around my house this week.

Mr. Bunny was watching me as I took his picture, but he didn't run away. We have so many rabbits. I have to put a fence around my flower garden just so I have some flowers over the summer.

This pair of ducks decided to hang out in my raspberry patch. Hopefully, little ducklings will be around soon. After the ducklings hatch, the duck family lives in the nature area behind my house.

The bird in the feeder was an interesting bird with a yellow face and white on its wings. I have never seen a bird that looks like this around here. The red-winged blackbirds were not too happy and tried to chase him away.

This is another picture of the yellow-faced bird. He is really pretty. I believe he is a yellow-faced blackbird.

I took this picture of a hawk from my dining room window today. He was flying from fence to fence, but the red-winged blackbirds chased him out of the yards. He was quite magnificent. Maybe this is a sign that I should start stitching Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow.


  1. How lucky you are -- wildlife AND Starbucks!

  2. Are you in a Little House on the Prairie??? LOL! How cool is THAT Jon Lee...all of your visitors! And you forgot to mention: Sanfantellos, Micheals, Hobby Lobby, and Target!!! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

  3. Nice pictures, Jon Lee! You know me, I'm a geek, I looked it up and you are right the "new" bird is a male Yellow-headed Blackbird. Northern Illinois is on the border between their migration area and their Summer breeding area so you may have a family of Y-H Blackbirds nearby! Do Mr. and Mrs. Mallard have a nest in your yard?