And now moving completely away from birds…we chattered ourselves silly when we saw this ‘loud-mouth’ frog.
Really, he’s a little garden fountain left high and dry! Stay safe out there this week!
I’ve saved one of the hardest for today. Do you know what this gray bird is?
As usual for a Sunday mystery, I’ll let you guess and check back in later with the answer!
Well folks, I must apologize. Squirrel life in the woodlands was a bit disrupted this week and I forgot to post the answer to the mystery. I think I just assumed I gave the answer like I’d been doing all week with the other gray birds. *paws over eyes*
This is the Eastern Phoebe, a bird you humans may hear before you see. The call is it’s name– a raspy phoebe–usually made with a wag of the tail. Phoebes are a type of flycatcher, and just as the name describes, they feed on insects while flying.
Sorry for skipping your mystery yesterday, but as Nutmeg noted on Saturday, I have a mini quiz lined up for this week. It focuses on…
Birds! Specifically, little gray birds, which can be downright confusing. Here in eastern North America we have a lot of them, so I’ll be posting a series of gray–or grey, if you prefer–birds. See if you recognize the species, then scroll below for an identification.
Can’t wait to get started, so here’s your first bird!
This fellow is pretty common.
It’s a Northern Mockingbird.
Walk around a pond and you’re sure to see dragonflies. Have you folks ever noticed some of them eat the smaller damselflies? Dragonflies are predators! Reminds this old squirrel of a miniature hawk.
I’m sure you’ll be watching over your shoulder on your next pond stroll!