Tag Archives: Wildlife

Muffin being groomed while eating

 

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This is my first attempt using a new device – Tablet –  anyway and also, I regret the image is not great but I had to take it from a distance and through our sliding glass door so I would not disturb Muffin. My wife, Jean, is grooming our feral cat, Muffin, who many of you know, while she eats.  She is also removing burrs from Muffins underbelly.  Muffin is perfectly content…even falls off to sleep once in a while as all this occurs.  She never makes any attempt to nip or bite … never has in ten years.  It took us two or three years to even get her to allow us to pet her.  Finally, when she has had enough for the session she darts off and sits.  Basically saying that’she enough for now.  There are other times when she will not allow Jean to pet her or even get to near to her. (the feral in her we suppose.)  I feed her each morning and pet her while she eats as well.  Thought you’d like this despite the poor image … at least you can see what’s taking place.

Dan O. De Ment

A Male Cardinal Musing

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I couldn’t resist shooting this little guy.

©Dan O. De Ment

Cardinals and Sparrows gather at the Feeders

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This image was shot in February 2015.

©Dan O. De Ment

 

A Doe in the Morning

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On a morning in March 2009 I looked out our front window and in the next door neighbor’s yard stood the Doe you see above.  She was partially hidden by the tree, which by the way is no longer there, and seemed completely oblivious to the fact she was standing in the middle of a neighborhood.  She stayed a couple minutes longer before walking off through to the back yard and out onto the railorad tracks behind our home. (The railroad tracks have been replaced by a bicycle/ walking track as many of you know.)  I believe I posted the image years ago and then lost it when my hard drive fried.  Sorry the image is a bit fuzzy.

Since they installed the new track we seldom see any deer.  There use to be lots of cover for them when the railroad tracks were still there but since their removal seeing a deer is very rare.  They come up from our Nature Center once in a while.  Once we had four Does in the front yard. Never got a picture of that group.

Dan O. De Ment

 

Muffin resting on the Deck

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I caught, Muffin, as many of you know, our Feral Cat, resting on the deck the other day.  She is always available for a photo shoot.

Dan O. De Ment