Critter of the Day: splish splash…

… Jay is takin’ a bath.

Today, I make up for being late with my critter of the day post with quantity!

I have finally caught up on July (skipped the rest of June in the process) photos from the living room DSLR. This series of photos we were so fortunate to get go back to July 9.

This blue jay was having SO much fun cooling down in the bird bath!!!

Critter of the Day: this one’s easy

It may be hard to tell a downy from a hairy woodpecker, but there is no mistaking these guys!

It’s a fairly rare treat for a pileated woodpecker to come visit. Not only do they have a very distinctive red head, but they are much larger than our usual visitors. At one point, I could see him tearing pieces of this tree’s bark off and tossing it down to the ground! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a woodpecker do that before!

Critter(s) of the Day: roly poly

A couple of photos of our racoon visitors from the beginning of June. My husband was the only one up early enough to get these! Our previous photos posted where taken with his phone. These were taken using the DSLR we keep set up in our living room.

They are so round and fluffy looking! 😀

If these two have come back, it hasn’t been at a time anyone was around to see them.

Critter of the Day: Good Mourning

We had a new bird show up at our feeding station in May that had us pretty excited. It was clearly a dove, but not one I’d ever seen before.

My daughter did some research and identified it as a mourning dove, and mentioned that we’ve been hearing them many times.

This was when I discovered that a hooting owl sound I remember hearing throughout my childhood growing up here, was not an owl at all, but a mourning dove!