Monday, March 31, 2008

This winter has brought the wild into the city looking for food. A Sharp Shinned Hawk visits our front yard and sits in the Magnolia.

One cold February morning I had a visitor on my front porch, an Eastern Screech Owl. He stayed for the day and I was lucky enough to be able to get close and get some awesome pictures!

At first I thought he was trying to get the colony of Sparrow in the vine by our front door. However later I actually saw him kill a mouse and eat it under the vine. I even have some pictures of it, but I won't gross you out with those pics!!!

It was a wonderful experience having this beautiful creature so close to observe. I will never forget it!!!

These next pictures on the piece of driftwood were taken by Lydia Keen a photographer. Her web-site is
Lydia is also the photography teacher at Jared's Highschool. Thanks you so much Lydia for taking all these wonderful photos of the flock. Next will be the dogs...I can't wait!!!

Riot and Razz...they are best buddies and Razz will not go anywhere if Riot doesn't go.

Riot and Razz.....Riot is giving a little wave, he will wave hi on command....when he feels like it!!!! ha ha ha

Dixie and Picasso, they are Painted Conures who are super sweet!!!