Check out the critters who dropped by The Holler in the last week or so.
Grosbeaks are building nests all over Hollerdom.
Red winged blackbirds are new arrivals and are hopefully nesting too.
The orioles own the place, and their distinctive hanging nests are up and going.
Yep, we put out a snoopy toddler pool for wildlife watering.
Wily E. sniffed it a bit and helped himself mid-day, soon after we filled it! Cheeky wily one.
Osprey came to check out all the action.
Maybe he followed the bald eagle.
One Ceanothus Moth typically shows up each year, usually in May. This one was early and had a five-inch wingspan!
Cheers to your from your Holler critter friends~
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Love the Wily E Photo 🙂
Initially I was dumb, and was very scared of the coyotes when I first moved here. Now, eight years later, I have learned to enjoy them.
That’s lovely Cindy, I think if you take your time you can co- exist along side each other 🙂 Have a lovely day 🙂
Yes, one does need time, to figure most things out, especially how to co-exist, which ultimately is the most important thing of all.
The odd one to me is the moth. We have the other suspects around here, but he’s really cool.
It is odd. We typically get one of these gorgeous moths a year and they land on our back window screen, and stay for a few days. This one is a month early. I wonder if we will get more than one this year.
That would be cool.
It would, but I am content, with one. <3
So cute and great images! That is a huge bowl for the wildlife – you are so thoughful!
It is covered with Snoopy images. I wonder what the critters think of Snoopy!
Why do I think Wiley E. will be owning that pool soon? Wonder if he likes tennis balls, too!
Can’t you just see him sitting in it in mid-summer? The tennis ball idea is sheer genius. I will put some out by the pool. 😉
Hopefully he doesn’t eat it!
He is Wily E. He couldn’t survive all the human hatred, unless he is smarter than us all.
I do want to see what he will do with the tennis balls.
I suspect he will ignore them.
But not before sniffing them and pushing them around a bit with his snout.
But let’s see.
I am adding tennis balls to my grocery list.
I think, actually, he might.
Your bird life is wonderful! And you took beautiful shots of all of them The coyote looked to be checking the water out pretty carefully.
He was highly suspiscious, but he did eventually drink.
So how did you get them all to pose so nicely for you? (smile) As always, such lovely photos, Cindy.
I think they are just natural hams and posers! 😉
Wow so amazing
Ahhh. thank you!
The colors are just magnificent!
Mother Nature gave them these colors. <3
If I click my shoes three times, the holler can be my home….click, click, click. Huge grin!!
All that’s missing is Auntie Em, wait, what a scary thought, I am Auntie Em!!!!! 😉 😉
Omgosh, you made me giggle and I got to see beautiful pictures, win/win! Huge hugs.
Visa versa 2Ux2! <3
Wow, you have quite a few one-of-a-kind photos here… red-winged blackbird, osprey – yeah they’re certainly new to me! And now maintaining a pool for coyotes and other guests! It’s like a resort for all the critters out there. What a generous thought Cindy! <3 ~Lynn
You would love all the birds out here Lynn. Literally hundreds just outside my office window. They keep up a constant hub of activity. The orioles are stripping palm strings to make their woven nests, all the birds are eating , bathing, nesting, squabbling. The Holler is definitely for the birds!
Yes, you know I would Cindy! Until I get myself out somewhere like The Holler, I’ll continue loving stories from you! I’m finishing that book on parrots in the wild and have gained insights on what various bird species might be like according to their nesting behavior. Would love to get out into the great outdoors and apply my knowledge to other species! 🙂
The parrots are the most accessible to humans vis-a-vie their intelligence because they can speak human languages, plus they are freaking smart.
Science is now gloaming on to Raven intelligence, woodpecker memory. Flocking behavior is being seriously studied for essentially telepathic communation. Scientists have now, finally, begun referring to birds as “feathered apes.”
According to science, we are top of the food chain, predators.
But birds are ancient, and effectively evade us.
What does that make them?
Smarter than us.
That’s quite the visitor waiting for a dip in the pool 😀 lol
Yes, I suspect he’ll soon lobby for a larger one! 😉
You’ll see that memo soon I’m sure lol
I have no doubt and it will be a pack request with lots of howling if I don’t comply!
What a fantastic array to see at the holler, Cindy! Wonderful photos.
So pleased you enjoyed them Jane & cheers to you~
Gorgeous photos Cindy! I wish I could get such clarity. And that moth! Wow!
Each year we get one, but always in May. I wonder if we’ll get more this year~
What amazing colors on this little creature
We have a large group of grosbeaks this year, and they are so beautiful!
Wow! You know their name… I’m impressed
I like my birdies! <3
Excellent photography. In high school, we had resident red-winged blackbirds who regularly dive-bombed us students. It happened so frequently that our rival school ridiculed us relentlessly. The dive-bombing always occurred near the entrances of our rectangular shaped school complex where there were lots of bushes and trees. This shrubbery included one ubiquitous specie which prolifically produced a bright, toxic (to humans) red berry. Adults told us the birds were consuming these berries and getting “high” which made them act more aggressively. I don’t know if that’s true, but the dive-bombing behavior was very regular and didn’t appear to be exclusive to the bird’s nesting cycle. It was a little annoying, and at times comical especially when new students would transfer in from other schools. The poor kids would often panic when the birds came after them… lol!
Blackbirds getting high at your school. I am surprised the principal didn’t put them on detention and force them to attend after school DARE training. Sorry, couldn’t resist! 😉
Besides being druggies (which I didn’t know until you just told me) they are also one of the most promiscuous of bird species. A single male may have as many as 15 female mates and he will vigorously drive off all intruders, including humans who get near them. This probably also makes them cranky, just think 15 wives. They are known to be quite defensive birdies. We’ll see how they deport themselves at The Holler. It is not possible for them to out aggress the hummers.
OMG, that’s hilarious! 15 wives? Maybe they should think about getting an anti-Viagra drug?…lol!
Honestly, it could help calm them done, but then of course, they wouldn’t be red winged blackbirds. <3
Those red winged blackbirds are gorgeous. It’s like they’re decorated with a splash of paint.
Exactly! They are particularly beautiful when they fly with these even larger crimson patches. I hope they stay long enough for me to get some more clicks~
Such gorgeous photos, Cindy. Are you sure you’re not a professional? Looks it to me.
You have many colorful companions at the Holler. Love that moth – wow!
One moth, once a year, always in May. Strange. But this year one has arrived in April. We’ll see what happens~
This year has definitely been one for the books.
Such a heavenly place, Cindy! These birds and Wily E. know you love them. 🙂 I have never seen colorful moth like this one.
Fabulous captures! Thank you so much, Cindy! 🙂
The moth is the strangest thing. One moth, each year, stays on the back window screens for a
couple of days and then flies away, like clockwork, each May. Except for this year, when this one arrived early.
One moth each year 🙂 Birds and wildflowers are all one month early this year here in Texas. 🙂
Okay, yes, thank you, this may explain it. Wow.
Amazing shots Cindy!
Thank you Dor & Happy Sunday evening~
Hi enjoyed the wonderful pool with its esteemed Wily Coyote. I wonder if it were hot, would he jump in?
I liked the very different birds and 5 inch wing-spanned visiting moth. I like how you say there is only one each year. 🙂
I think he just might jump in when the Holler starts cookin’ around July. I will take a click for you if he does!
Wily E. looks like he found a paradise… thank you Cindy!
Yes, the coyotes out here are healthy which is nice to see.
Your Wylie really does look like Wile E. Coyote lol incredible creatures surrounding your world. Intoxicating!!! ❤️
He looks like Wily E, because he is Wily E! 😉 😉
haha!! That explains it! 🙂
Terrific shots! The moth is extraordinary.
Yes, the moth is incredible and so large. Very much unafraid of people too.
I made some adjustments yesterday to my post delivery system. I wasn’t getting yours at all unless I went to my reader, which I don’t do often. You’ve been languishing there and I was missing all the good stuff if this is an indication. Wow! Those are some great photos!!! I couldn’t pick a favorite.
Awww, that is so nice. Thank you and so pleased you enjoyed the wild ones. They make the very best neighbors!
I actually prefer those kinds of neighbors.
Yes, very much, me too. <3
Your photographic expressions bring ecstasy to my eyes!!! That moth is gorgeous, if u can comfortably say that about a moth🙄And the osprey and birds…BUT MOST OF ALL THE COYOTE HAVE A REFRESHMENT BIA YOUR SNOOPY POOL!!! Love him or her..goddess bless I got providing water for them…😘😍❤️
I did think the Snoopy pool was most appropriate for the wildlife! 😉
You are thoughtful and most appreciated my friend. Be well~
Yes!!! That pool is perfect!!! I leave birdseed for the doves and blue jays and crows that sit on the lines above out pool…last year a dove gave birth in the palm tree in our backyard!!! That was a seemingly strange location but they all seemed to make it and now they too swoop I for the morning buffet.. I love caring for just about every living thing..including fishing drowning bees
Out of the pool…I just feel part of them when I help care for them..circle of life and all that rot😉😎🙌🏼😸👍🏽
One finds their true importance through others.
Doing this for you and me, seems an essential task, connecting us all birds, animals, humans. Actively engaging in it like you are doing is an amazing gift.
As we see and protect the beauty in wild creatures, we cannot fail to recognize and want to protect the beauty in ourselves.
“Goddess bless u for providing water for them”…my typos are getting worse
No worries about typos, I am the Queen of Typos, never met one I don’t love~
Then I am regent!!!
Good for you! <3
Ahh, thank you.
Fascinating.. I love the osprey, such a majestic bird! Thanks for sharing!
Yes, and for me a very elusive bird, this was my second chance in life to see one.
Love that moth’s coloring. Beautiful.
It is quite an amazing creature, in pretty much every way.
You get to keep such great company Cindy.Fantastic photographs.
xxx Massive Hugs xxx
I have the best possible friends. <3
Wonderful colors, wonderful captured… 🙂
Ahhh, so nice. Thank you~
I love the wildlife pool! I put out a container of water under the trees here for visitors coming through.
So they wiil come to you, knowing you put it there. <3
Birds were always fascinating to me. That freedom that flight and the beauty. Your captures are tremendous and sublime.
You are the person I post them for. <3
Great photos! Ospreys are beautiful, but always have a rumpled look, like they got out of bed on the wrong side.
Yes! Exactly! Hard to photograph for just this reason. They look like rumpled witches. Amazed you know this!
red winged one is so striking, quite wonderful, really 🙂
He is quite handsome and must know it because the males have up to 15 mates at the same time!!
I love the coyote, I have never seen one (I don’t think we have them here in Spain!) He looks very well. 🙂
Oh, I am so glad you love the coyote. It took me living with them to wise up about them, get over the stereotypes and my fear. They are hated in much of America which is ignorant. They are similar to wolves and share much common DNA. They are intelligent and highly adaptable. They thrive in harsh conditions. At The Holler they are very healthy because they eat a lot of rodents and calves. They hunt in packs like wolves and co-operate.
Your wild e is like our urban foxes in his cheek. Good at this time of year when the Cubs come and play on the lawn. About the fab butterflies how are your butterfly populations? Ours seem to be diminishing at an alarming rate in the UK through a combination of lost habitats and climate changes
I love your foxes and photographed them extensively last year both in London, yes London in a Duke’s walled garden, and in Ireland. They are so beautiful, with such strong family bonds. In London I photographed a family with two kits over several days. Gorgeous and so playful.
Coyotes seem halfway between a wolf and a coyote. They share a lot of DNA with wolves and are larger than foxes. They are incredibly adaptable, and can survive in a variety of harsh habitats. They are merciless predators and are hated by many Americans. When I first moved to The Holler I was stupid and very afraid of them. Now, I respect them as I do any wild creature.
Yes, our butterflies in the US are diminishing, although you can’t tell at The Holler. We have huge populations of honey bees, butterflies and moths.
Long may that be the case Cindy, esp the bees.
These are absolutely stunning pictures!
Ahhh, I am touched. Thank you!
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I am so very happy that people are saying nice things and liking the poor maligned coyote. I used to be stupid and terrified of them in the huge packs they live in out here. Living with them for eight years now, I have learned and am no longer so ignorant. They really are incredible, intelligent, wild creatures and formidable hunters. Thank you Sally for supporting them. They need support.
They are stunning creatures as most are that live in their natural state. It is only the intervention of man that upsets that equation, unless of course they are shooting with a camera instead of a gun. Then we all get to see their magnificence…. hugs
Ahhh, Sally, you are such a good person.
I totally adore Your Holler critter friends Cindy and they are all so gorgeous! Love the fact that you put out a little pool for the wildlife. That is so amazing! Wiley E definitely enjoyed that! What a beauty it is! Thanks for sharing. 😀 ♥
Just so very pleased that people are appreciating the coyote. They need and deserve our appreciation. Thank you my friend~
Your photographs are stunning.
I have never seen such a colorful moth, quite something. I wonder why there is only one.
I know they live and breed in the wild lilac (ceanothus) that blooms all over here. We typically go away in late April so maybe we miss them, but I have only seen one every year usually in May when we return. This one is early which makes me wonder if we might get more.
I hope you dp
Stunning – thanks so much for sharing them with us.
I thank you more for appreciating our wild critters Mary!
wow..very special photos..thanks a lot for sharing <3
Thank you more for liking them!
Wow!!! Amazing wild life, you got national geographic in your backward 🙂
We used to have grizzlies here. In fact the largest grizzly in the US was shot here in the 1890’s. I wish we hadn’t killed them all off. I would love to have them here, it would spice things up!
Beautiful photos Cindy! It’s so nice of you to provide water for the wildlife. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but the blackbird is stunning.
He is a handsome fellow and apparently knows this. He has up to 15 mates, at the same time!
I love your holler friends, they are so pretty and colourful. 🙂
They love you too Ranu and would love to meet you~ <3
I love being a witness to the changing seasons and wildlife at the Holler. Your photos really are amazing!! Thank you 💛
I am just honored and pleased to know you Val and to share our lives.
Well done Cindy! I just love getting a glimpse of your world. 😀
Awwww, it is more enjoyable when shared with you!
Such lovely sharp images – wonderful colours
Ahhh, thank you Diana, most kind and appreciated!
Were these taken on your new camera??
No, we have had rain and so I have not had much chance to use the new camera, except for practice shots. With the practice shots I am not seeing too much difference, even though the new camera is more than twice the cost of my existing one. Tomorrow there will hopefully be sun and I can take them both for a extended try out. I’m gonna look for that eagle!
I saw a difference between my D750 and the Sony A7 if you can believe that. I almost felt the Sony was too sharp lol. Not sharp enough, too sharp, it’s not me it’s the camera!!! 😉 Good luck finding the eagle. 🙂
Yeah, I was hoping for increased sharpness. Tomorrow will tell. If I don’t get it, I can relax about using a less expensive camera. I sorta felt guilty about that. We are funny aren’t we? Too sharp, too cheap, these are our complaints. <3
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You advocacy for our wild creatures has my upmost respect Sharon. Thank you!
Great photos, Cindy. I especially like the coyote. We have them here and their songs are my favorite nighttime music 🙂
Aren’t they marvelous! The packs singing back and forth to each across the valley are magnificent. How you ever joined in? I have. It’s fun.
I’ll have to try it. I’m often in bed listening through the window. Next time. 🙂
Wow Cindy these are awesome shots. Can’t believe the fox, he must have been one thirsty fellow to smell human and still take a drink.
He’s bold in that he lets me take photos in broad daylight. Often while birdwatching, I will surprise one and they startle, look at me for a few seconds, and then trot off. I think they know who I am.
So funny, the watering lady!! Ever see one sitting in the kiddie pool?
the quality of your photos is amazing Cindy…so crisp and clear!!!
I have always admired your photography Heather, so this comment is an honor.
You are too generous Cindy…your photos are stunning and my photos don’t come close in comparison…but that was a lovely thing to say!
I don’t think you can judge one photo vs. another. I hate the Olympics for this reason, they are all incredible athletes. I love your photos and am especially entranced by your winter and ice photography where you live. These photos transport me. I love them.
Beautiful collection of birds and photos Cindy. You sure do live in a beautiful place. 🙂
It grows on you. When I first moved in, I had nightmares about rattlers, black widow spiders, and coyotes, all of which we have in abundance. Now I have nightmares about civilization! 😉
LOL, good adjustment!
Great photos Cindy! 🙂
Thank you and I have really been enjoying yours too!
Beautiful Pictures. Marvellous.
Ahh, I am honored. Thank you~
Tell the roadrunner to watch out!
Poor Wily can never catch the Meep-Meeps!
Lovely shots, Cindy, though I confess the coyote scares me a bit. He looks sort of on the raggedy side, doesn’t he? And yikes, look at the beak on that osprey!!
Yes, there are both formidable predators, of course no where near as ruthless as humans. We have several packs of coyotes out here, with a n of probably around 50 or so coyotes. When I first moved here, I was afraid of the packs. Now we coexist. Still I wouldn’t walk out here alone at night, no way.
Bonsoir CINDY merci pour ce beau partage en photos
Je viens te chanter un air d’amitié
Celui-ci ,je l’ai écouté et je viens te le fredonner
Mon chant d’amitié
Celui sait transformé en une douce mélodie
Dans ses mots on pouvait entendre le refrain
Belle soirée à toi et ta famille
Une belle semaine
avec une bise de douceur
Ceci est merveilleux! Merci beaucoup. J’adore les minous! Passez une merveilleuse semaine mon ami. <3 :star:
Wonderful picture! Holler has variety of wild life. I like them all and especially the 4 legged one that come to get the water.
I am so happy you like Wily E. Coyote my friend and cheers to you!
who is Wily E? very nice looking, dog?
Actually he is a very wild and wily, Wily E. Coyote. We have three packs of ’em at The Holler for an n of around 50 total coyotes.
Beautiful pictures, Cindy. We used to have Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in Ohio. Lovely.. 🙂 — Suzanne
They are the most beautiful birds aren’t they! Love em!
Wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you more for appreciating the critters!
The holler is quite the active place with a wide variety of inhabitants.
Yes, and today I had a very close call with a deer. We normally don’t have deer because of the coyote packs.
What a colourful world you live in Cindy.
Always something happening at The Holler!
Mind blowing. Don’t know how you do it, both knowing each species and getting those photos. My favorite is how you provide water for the wildlife… Lovely.
Awww, spoken like a true lover of wildlife. Thank you NIcci & cheers to you~ <3
Yep, busted. 🙂
Your posts make me chuckle as well as admire the beauty in your area! That moth sure is something else!
Isn’t he a beaut! The Holler has Hellstrom Chronicle insects, some really amazing ones~
Everything (and everyone) at the Holler are amazing! 🙂
As are you X2!
Wonderful, wonderful photos! 🙂
Ahhhh, thank you so much! Means a lot to me~
The Holler is really blooming and is a reat joy to see.
Perhaps your new camera will show it’s worth with more difficult shots such as low light and/or fast shutter speeds. I hope it gives you ease of use at least. 😀
I used it today and can’t see much difference and of course it lacks equivalent telephoto. We are crossing the pond again in a few weeks and I am hoping it will do better in non-zoom city situations.
I hope it proves worthwhile and you have a good trip. I’ve alerted the ports and ordered a tidy-up for your visit. 😀
Unfortunately some of the best places to photograph, like the Buckingham Palace State Rooms, are not available for photography. I’m sure you’ll find plenty of others though. 😀
Well, if you could put in a good word re: photographing the BH State Rooms, I would surely appreciate it. I would reciprocate for any member of the Royal Family wanting a tour of The Holler.
Beauties all, even Wily E. in his own strange way. I swear that moth is made of velvet!
Covered with red velvet! What a beauty!
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Some lovely photos from Cindy – enjoy! I know that I do!
Thank you so much for your kind support of the wild ones. They need our support. Cheers to you my friend~ <3
Beautiful collection of birds, and the Coyote. Excellent images.
Honored. Thank you!
Wow! What a sensational place you live in!!!
We very rarely have deer because there are so many coyotes. But today, in the oak grove, I was watching birds, when a deer walked right up to me unaware of my presence, when it finally saw me, it panicked and bolted straight for me. I did the only thing I could do in this situation which was take photos! He veered off at the last minute. I thought he was going to hit me.
Yikes… well he didn’t. Turns out the deer was a dear! 😉
Like you my dear~ <3
Great photos! Wow!
Awww, so kind. Thank you & cheers too~
They are delightful, Cindy! Thank you for providing animals with water!
It is just what one does for one’s friends~ <3
I love your moth and the toddler pool for wildlife. I did the opposite – I used a kiddie pool to keep raccoons off of my bird feeder. The birds want to eat too, and the raccoons already had plenty of goodies on the ground. Love the pics!
I am trying to envision this. Did you put the bird feeder in the middle of the kiddie pool? How could this deter a raccoon?
Oh it is way stranger than that. I turned it upside down, made a hole in the middle, and slid it over the pole with the feeder. It sits under the feeder held up by a bracket and acts as a baffle to keep the raccoons from climbing up the pole. Not the most attractive setup, but I finally found something that works!
That is most inventive and creative, plus incredibly it works! It takes a lot of ingenuity to deter a raccoon. I’m impressed!
Love the idea of that watering pool! Creative, useful, and a great way to repurpose something too!
Yes, the critters need it here, and I am hoping some of the bobcat and mountain lion tracks we see may actually visually materialize!
As beautiful as they are, birds of prey and coyotes are not wildlife we like to see around here. 🙂
I know many people feel this way. They are an essential part of a normally functioning ecosystem. Both species keep rodents and snakes in balance which I so appreciate.
Beautiful photos, Cindy! Thank you for your many visits to my blog…I do appreciate your presence! I have been a bit overwhelmed with LIFE…and not reciprocating visits as I should. You always have beauty to share! I shared your post on my FB and Google Pages. When I read about the Orioles and their “distinctive hanging nests”—I recalled an NPR program I was listening to while driving yesterday. The lady presenting was speaking about her new book, GENIUS OF BIRDS…she was saying how birds plant seeds in thousands of places and can REMEMBER where they stored the seeds and retrieve them! I am not sure of the spelling, but from my listening I thought her name is Jennifer Ackermann. I thought you might enjoy the book if you can find it. Have a great day and thank you again for your many visits and likes on my posts! Blessing to you!
I would enjoy the book and will try and find it. Science is now bursting with published studies on bird intelligence. Scientists are studying their cognitive abilities, communication skills, memory, navigational abilities, their emotional intelligence cross species, their “awareness of self in universe,” and their ability to synchronize flying with hundreds of other birds. (They are actually looking at non-verbal, read psychic communication to explain the later). Scientists are referring to birds as “feathered-apes.”
It seems to have taken them a long time to finally catch up, but I am just glad they finally are.
Thank you for your thoughtful re-blogs and your kind comments and no worries about visiting. Unfortunately sometimes, life sometimes does have priority over blogging! 😉 😉
Wonderful photos. It’s impossible for me to pick a favorite. We live in a suburb and hear coyotes at night. A few have been spotted in the neighborhood. The orioles and robins have made their appearance here.
There have even been coyotes living in NYC! They are amazingly adaptable. You are lucky to have orioles and robins! We only rarely get a robin at The Holler.
What can I add Cindy. Your blog is a paradise of nature . Your photos perfection. Much love to you and a huge thank you
Awww, lovely people like you are why I love blogging so much! Thank you and cheers to you too~ <3
It’s our treat ,Cindy!
So beautiful, Cindy. I always share your photos with hubby and keep saying I’ve got to get a camera like yours. But I’m not naive enough to think it’s the camera! You have quite the talent. Love the coyote shots and the distant shots of the Holler in the background!
So kind Linda. Thank you my friend. I hope you do get a camera. It really encourages one to live in and appreciate the moments of their lives. Be well my friend~
Wow Cindy, you live in such a beautiful area 😀
Thank you Irene. It has lots of wide open, empty space which I love.
I do fully understand that Cindy 😀
Fantastic photos. You really have such an incredible variety of wild life. The pool is a great idea!
The Holler is definitely ‘Where the Wild Things Are,’ and this suits me very well. You would love it too~ <3
I’m mired in mountain, bird, coyote envy…what a fantastical, beautiful place to live. I’m going to get Baron a kiddy pool to wade in this summer 🙂
Ahhh, love people who love the critters, and how fun for Baron, and you too, of course!
I have seen a black-headed grosbeak, but never as beautifully detailed as the one above! great shots as always!
Thank you. They are gregarious and gorgeous birds aren’t they!
most certainly so! the only reason I even spotted the male high, high up in the tree was because he was singing like he was on American Idol 😀
Laughing….. This year we have a whole bunch of them which I am so happy about. The females are largerr than the males, and when they plop themselves into the feeders, no one else can fit!!! 😉 😉
Love the pool!
You are welcome to join me anytime for a dip! 😉 😉
What a beautiful variety of life! You are so blessed living in such place, Cindy! Your photographs are stunning!
Awwww, you are so thoughtful my friend. Cheers to you~
EGADS!!!! I’m in love with Wiley Coyote at the kid’s pool. Your shots are beyond beautiful! I may have already commented, but I don’t care, because…. EGADS!!!
Also, I’m doing 12 hour days right now, I’m wildly exhausted, and everyting is a blur.
I thought the Snoopy bit was wildlife sensitive and I am so glad you agree Resa! 😉 😉 I am hoping the mountain lions will want to tak a closer look at Snoopy-dog. Cheers to you Resa and sweet dreams~ <3
Love that view from the kiddie (or coyote) pool.
Thank you and so pleased you do! We have wide open spaces out here.
Great to see the holler friends out in all their glory, Cindy 🙂
They certainly pretty the place up! 😉
So much color and life in these creatures Cindy!
A visible example of happiness lived.
They like you! You show them love!
Awwww, thank you. <3 <3
Nothing like spring to bring new surprises and delights every day! Well-captured, Cindy.
Thank you! It is awfully nice of them to enhance my garden with their beauteousness~
A long time ago, I remember seeing one of the oriole nests which are so unusual. The birds are beautiful but this time the scrawny coyote captured my <3 , Cindy! The swimming pool of water for Wily E. or friends is so nice of you to do. 🙂
I have learned to value and coexist with the Wily E’s. When I first moved here I was scared of them and of the rattlesnakes. Now I just step over the rattlers, and take photos of the coyotes! The Holler has learned me good! 😉 😉
Ahhh, thank you so much & cheers to you~
Liebe Cindy das sind ja wieder mal so wunderschöne Fotos bin begeistert Klaus in Freundschaft
Vielen danke und schones Wochenende mein lieber Freund Klaus! <3
The spring song out your window must be like a whole choir rejoicing. I adore listening to the birds. I installed a water dish for the deck railing near a feeder. So far daily sparrows and a few chickadees one day last winter. Nothing as colourful as you see, but I love their songs. It’s totally awesome that you’ll put out a pool for Wiley or anything else wandering by, I love that ! x B
I keep waiting for the mountain to gamble over and take a sip or three!!! Cheers to you my friend and be well~ <3
You’re so nice!
Visa versa 2Ux2!
Love the snoopy pool and its big-eared buddy.
What big teeth he has, Little Red Riding Hood!
LOL I bet he likes looking at the birds, too.
How do you get thees photos?? I can barely get anything in frame.
You make your own artistic birds!! What a gift~
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So kind of you my friend. I am at sea. Literally! So excuse me for being, well….swamped! 😉
Quelle est belle notre amitié
Elle est pure
Elle est un lien
Mon amitié ignore les indifférences
Elle n’est qu’un charme d’un verbe aimer
Elle éveille le sens de la bonté
Elle supporte la charité
Mon amitié est un charme que du verbe aimer
Mon amitié est faire de sincérité
Belle soirée et belle fin de semaine
Bises , Bernard
J’adore! Merci beaucoup mon ami~
What beautiful photos… I like the black and red bird!
Aren’t they beautiful. They are new at The Holler and quite a treat!
What a lovely place you are living in, Cindy. So much wildlife! The moth is amazing! And so is the red-winged blackbird and the coyote…
So pleased you like them! I love them all~
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