Monday Menagerie

Our back yard, as seen through Dr. M's lens...













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  1. I saw my first goldfinch of the fall today! But, the sunflowers still are slim pickings, except for the common ones that bloom all summer. I have to ask -- what IS that creature above the skunk? Gopher? Groundhog? It's cute as the dickens, but somehow I have a sense it might not be friendly to lawns.

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  2. Isn't it amazing how a small patch of ground can have so much activity? I love the goldfinch and the woodchuck (or groundhog -- is that the same thing?) and the skunk.

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  3. gorgeous photos. love the wild life.

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  4. That first shot is good enough to be included in a bird calendar.

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  5. The look the Praying Mantis gave the camera was exactly the same look I got after recognizing a local news lady in the grocery store early one morning. I was just slightly startled at recognizing her, said hello and moved on. Her demeanor was downright chilly, like I was a bug she took a moment to consider either ignoring or eating.

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  6. We've gotten a lot of goldfinches this year. They are the most cheerful birds. Love the shot of the praying mantis. Aren't they awesome insects.

    Okay. A skunk?!?!

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  7. You should just make a sign with the word "zoo" in it and charge admission!

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  8. Is that first bird a goldfinch or a wild canary? The ones we get I've come to know are called the Lesser Goldfinch and they're not as gaudy as yours.

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  9. Dr. M's lense is powerful pretty!
    Maybe he should go into photography full time!

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