The last couple of days have been very busy. Dan spent more time cleaning up around the office, our site, and along the trails while I spent time cleaning up the office. I think the spiders were trying to take over. Hmm, I wonder how good they are at greeting guests...
We have been walking the trails almost every day since we got here. Mr. Owl is still in his favorite tree.
|Western Screeched Owl|
I don't know about the look he was giving us. Sort of looks like a "well, there goes the neighborhood" look.
|Well, there's a fine "Howdy-Do!"|
Since we came back earlier than last year, it is rather nice to see the area looking green with a few flowers blooming.
The hummingbirds greeted us on our first day back by buzzing our heads. We soon found out there was a nest in one of the trees near our door although it does not look like they are using it at the moment. There are three of them - daddy? mommy? and baby? Anyway, they are happy to have the feeders close to their home.
This hummingbird is sitting on a cage that is surrounding its feeder at the preserve's office. The bats like to drink the nectar too, but were swinging the feeder so much that it was empty every morning. The manager hung the cage for the bats to hang onto without dumping the feeder. It seems to be working. I'm not filling the feeders in every morning like the manager had to do.
This big guy had to jump over 5.5 feet to land on the bird's feeder. He looks like he was enjoying the view from above with no interest in having a snack.
|Yo Guys! Look at me! I'm on top of the world!|