Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Field Trip--From our Windows

Last week, our Field Trip was to the mailbox. This week, we're staying even closer to home. Thanks to the Hubster, we've got some halfway decent shots of the local wildlife. Most were taken right through our windows. He's having a ball, especially watching the hummingbirds every evening.

Broad-tail hummingbirds








Mule deer



Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel



Red Fox



Abert's squirrel



Fox squirrel



Evening grosbeaks

17 comments:

Mason Canyon said...

Beautiful photos. Love the ones of the hummingbirds.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Annabelle Ambrosio said...

Thanks for the pictures. It must be beautiful out there.
Ann

Joanne said...

It's amazing how close to us nature really is. Beautiful images here.

Terry Odell said...

Mason, Anabelle, Joanne -
Glad you enjoyed the pictures. Someday I'll get Jason to come up here with his fancy gear and we'll see what he can do.

Cindy Mackinnon said...

Beautiful pictures!!! Waiting for the pictures of the BEARS!!! He has a good hand with the camera!!

Lou Belcher said...

Thanks.... great way to start the day. Beautiful pictures!

Anita Clenney said...

Love the pictures. I love to watch hummingbirds.

Debra St. John said...

Wow! Now that's getting up close and personal with nature!

Terry Odell said...

Cindy, Hubster's waiting for the bears too!

Lou, Anita & Debra - thanks.

And Hubster has informed me I'd mislabeled the fox squirrel as a pine squirrel (they both live here). I've fixed it. But, unlike the Hubster, I'm less concerned with knowing the exact species name of all the critters. After all, didn't I call one of my books, "What's in a Name?"

Carol Kilgore said...

Great photos. I'm so glad you do photo Fridays.

Terry Odell said...

Carol - I'm always looking for new photos -- hope some of you will share. You don't have to go far. Remember, what's everyday for you might be exotic for someone else. Or just a great diversion.

Terry Stonecrop said...

Gorgeous photos. Those evening grossbeaks look tropical.

Terry Odell said...

That's what I thought, TerryS -- but I don't think their range takes them into the south.

Cleo Coyle said...

Fantastic photos. The hummingbirds are so amazingly clear and colorful. Love the mule deer's expression and I've never seen an Abert squirrel before. I'm so glad I stopped by! :)

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

My hummers are back at the feeder! I just love those little guys.

I love these photos, Terry!

Terry Odell said...

Cleo, Elizabeth. Hummers are a treat to watch, aren't they! And Cleo-I'm learning lots of new wildlife. Hubster cannot let anything go unidentified. He just bought a plant book for all the new plants we're seeing.

Pat said...

Love the picture. We have one that flies around our Cactus but can never get a picture