Wednesday, November 25, 2020

UNUSUAL SUSPECTS

With preparations for tomorrow, a quick post today. Some unusual suspects have been visiting lately. Last week, I captured these pictures...and spur of the moment too. A hawk is setting up residence lately in the tree outside the kitchen window. And sadly there has been some carnage. But tis nature. The poor mourning doves always seem to be the last to take notice when the hawk arrives. The poor dears.

When you come of of the Casa and see Guinea hens running about I think I have had to much gin. But they have ventured down from the lake, and have been scurrying about the ground like crazy. I think they may even be nesting or roosting in the cemetery next door. Which is fine....my neighbors in there are very quiet. But there cool birds to watch and hear with there little clucking. This is another tree outside my door.

You believe this shit? This is where I find Bouvier most mornings awaiting his nut stash for the day. He waits till I come down. I have no idea how he knows when I m here.

And I've been most happy to see that Ash, yes I named it Ash,  is still around. Yes a flying squirrel I first saw when the pandemic came about. Ash visits several times in the night, usually starting around 10 pm and several times through out the night. Its cool to watch her glide from tree to tree. 

So you see, it's never a dull moment around here. 

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  1. we have a red-tailed hawk in the neighbor's field behind our property. he gets the mourning doves too; guess they can't fly as fast as the other birds. the hawk has a very distinctive sound, a high-pitched squawk.

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  2. We had deer again in the yard this morning, just meandering through the trees. Carlos and I, and with the cats, who maybe wanted to play[?], sat in the sunroom watching them. Such graceful animals.

    It's nice when the critters stop by.

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  3. I love Guinea Fowl! Not only do they look like prototypes for the animators on Jurassic Park, but they are delicious, too. Jx

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    1. Shall I bring you a few for the extensive gardens dear?

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    2. We'd have to buy a barbecue first. Jx

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  4. When the hawks soar above here, the other birds scatter...the pigeons are the first to notice and take flight. Otherwise it's pretty boring around here critter-wise. Happy Thanksgiving. Hope the houseboys don't deplete the gin while you're away! Hugs!

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    1. It seems the doves or a disabled sparrow gets it here first. And the feathers fly all over the place.

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  5. It's like a Disney kingdom. Do the birds fly down the chimney and help you pick out the beans? Magical!

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    1. No...but if im baking a pie they whisk pass me singing...and carrying to me my pearl necklace.

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  6. This time of year we have lots
    of Canada Geese flying overhead
    and honking.
    xoxo :-)

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    1. Ohhhhhhhh just you wait......

      I hear them overhead at night here too...I suspect converging on the lake for the night.

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  7. Some common sparrows; some crows; lots of brown squirrels. Our cat Dexter could care less about that which we have most of. Have a great Turkey Day.

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  8. I have never seen Guiena hens!!!! They look so cute. And that hawk looks huge, even from your vantage point. Does he bother Bouvier?

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    1. The hawk almost had Bouvier once bit I think the hawk got bit! Bouvier is very fast

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  9. Nature. Red in tooth and claw.
    We have a sparrow hawk that's visits the garden occasionally. It's nearly always the black birds that succumb.
    Sad but nature is nature.

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    1. It's rare I have a hawk come this close to the Windows.

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  10. Hummingbirds, wild green parrots, wrens, crows, and the occasional seagull around here! There are other birds flying here, but these are the ones I notice. Living in L.A. the most obvious are the LAPD helo-birds! Enjoy Turkey Day, sweetpea! xoxo

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    1. I saw a hummingbird here once. I unfortunately don't get mine of them here. Need more flowers I think.

      I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving too sweet cheeks.

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  11. Just look at Bouvier sprawled on the steps awaiting breakfast. He knows which side his bread's buttered!

    Ash is just adorable. Adorable!

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    1. Ash is so fun to watch and I get right up to the glass too. I don't know if he sees me or not. I assume they have a night vision.

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  12. Ever notice how menacing the Hawks look? Those are some great pictures of him. And the flying squirrel!!!!!!! Ash seems to be a perfect name.

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  13. Oh the poor little birdies. Mist be meat to see the hawk up in his own turf though...i dare say you have a bird's eye view. The guinea hen are something I've not seen here...they almost look quail like...and have never seen a flying squirrel. What's Bouvier make of Ash? I also love the color of the leaves!

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  14. Gliding from tree to tree... the way you glide from adventure to adventure? What a lovely menagerie you have. We have fat squirrels, cardinals, blue jays, crows, sparrows and one chipmunk. Oh, and bunnies. Can't wait for spring! Sigh. So far away. Have a lovely, dear. And thank you, as always, for sharing.

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    1. I dont see many bunnies....I think the fox have something to do with that.

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  15. Good to see that you still have the troops around. They may come in handy if the turd in chief decides to hunker down in the White House bunker. Stay safe and have a great thanksgiving!

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    1. Your well aware my menagerie is on stand by at a moment's notice. I love watching there critters.

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  16. OMG!!!!! The flying squirrel!!!!! He looks so soft too!!! These are certainly some new suspects to the bunch Mistress. Love the "in the tree tops" view of the hawk.

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  17. Guinea Hens... every intersting.

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    1. And apparently according to Jon...tasty.

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  18. Hahahahaha that squirrel needs its own web series.
    And the little hens are cute!

    XoXo

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    1. He cracking me up with his antics lately.

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  19. The guinea hens made me chuckle for some reason. The one is looking up at that other as if saying "what are yoi doing up there?" The flying squirrel looks very small or is it the picture?

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  20. Your pictures never cease to amaze me on all these creatures!!!! Those squirrels are so cute!!!!

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  21. Some Canadian goose left carnage on my windshield.

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    1. Nothing worst than geese carnage left behind.!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  22. If you capture those hens...youll have dinner for weeks!!!!!!! Oh....did i just say that? That hawk is cool.

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  23. Amazing pictures Mistress!!!!

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  24. Bouvier must be like my cats. Torrie knows when I'll be in work meetings, so she'll come into my spare bedroom and demand my attention. Terri knows I'm going to plop down on the sofa after dinner and either watch TV or play video games. She's always waiting for me on the couch.

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  25. Those are amazing pictures! Especially the hawk and the flying squirrel ash. The name seems to fit him.

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  26. never a dull moment indeed
    I liked the squirrel most.

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