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Saturday’s Critters – Mainly Little Ones Today!

For Father’s Day my wife and son treated me with a trip to the Tulsa Botanic Garden. I took my macro lens along and captured way too many bloom photos. I especially like to capture the insects on the blooms like this fritillary.

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And lots of bumble bees out and about in the garden just pollinating away.

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And a wasp or two.

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And I saw a lizard of some sort darting among the plants. There was also a cool as a cucumber garden cat but I was a neglectful blogger as I did not get its photo.

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I took a hike on Turkey Mountain. I didn’t see any big critters but I captured this fritillary in the leaf litter.

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And a dragonfly hanging out on a fallen tree.

I’m really enjoying my Merlin Bird App. While hiking I would hear different birds and call up the app and it id’s them for me. I would look and look and only every once in a while spot one but the foliage would be way to thick to get a decent photo so I would move on.

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I am still having fun with my trailcam at home. I move it around. I get lots of images but very few “hits.” That’s okay. I love this male cardinal.

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I also like to get birds in action like the one above coming in and the one below with the female cardinal leaving.

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The squirrels love the feeders and tend to dominate. My wife and I will periodically go outside and tell the squirrels to get lost.

My wife and I went on a bike ride on Tulsa’s River Parks. Stopping at what we call the Bear Fountain is always a refreshing rest stop.

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Saturday’s Critters – Tortured Poets and Pomeranians Edition

I was on a hike here in Tulsa and scared up a group of about three deer. We had a little faceoff for a while. All I had was my phone camera so you have to really look hard to see the deer. I love seeing deer on a hike!!

I captured a squirrel and some birds on my backyard trailcam a few weeks ago.

My sister Ellen, her husband Irv, and my son Logan took a little trip to Woolaroc’s Museum and Wildlife Preserve about an hour or so from Tulsa. We saw lots of critters including some bison.

They had some juveniles, “red dogs” but they wouldn’t group up. Come on guys, how about some cooperation. Move together. Look at the camera.

I have no idea what they are looking at.

And a group of deer at a Preserve Lake.

They had an animal barn and with this sad little donkeys. All donkeys look a bit sad don’t they.

And a sad little pony.

And maybe the saddest story. This guy was a longhorn cow that lived at Woolaroc and got moved to southeast Oklahoma for a time. His proud horns drooped because the grass didn’t have the minerals needed to keep them up. He’s immortalized now.

Taylor Swift dropped her new double album “Tortured Poets Department” the other day. Kodi and I listened to most of it on the back patio. Kodi loves catching rays and grooving to new tunes. I think he may be a Swifty.

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Suburban Backyard Critters

The wind blows here in Oklahoma and with a motion sensitive trailcam I can get hundreds of photos of nothing really fast if I point it to a hanging bird feeder or trees. Wind the wind blows I point it at our bird bath or a stationary feeder.

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We get a lot of robins showing up for a drink.

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And doves

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At the stationary feeder we offer whole peanuts and sunflowers seeds. Those are popular with squirrels, grackles,

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and blue jays.

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Not in our backyard but from the Tulsa Botanic Garden a monochromatic lego lion!!

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Critters Here and There

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I fired up the trailcam again the other day (It had run out of juice and I forgot to set the clock and calendar) and there was a rabbit in it, for hundreds of photos.

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That’s the bad thing about trailcams, weeding through all the photos. If you have video it is that much worse. So this rabbit has been having a party in this corner of the backyard.

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Captured a squirrel image as well

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Son and I went hiking on Turkey Mountain the other day. We found this great blue heron fishing in the Arkansas River. There was heavy brush along the banks so I didn’t get his head very good.

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Nearby, this fat robin was looking right at me.

I heard a distinctive “snuffling” sound in the leaves close to the trail and sure enough, an armadillo.

I love armadillos. You can get really close to them.

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Saturday’s Critters – Caught in the Act!!

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I’ve got tons of photos of squirrels from my backyard trailcam. This is the only one I have where the squirrel seems to have spotted the camera. I’ve seen other critters, rabbits and raccoons look at the camera on night photos but never a squirrel. Anyway I like this guy bending his flexible neck to check the camera out.

Here in the USA we have an almost nationwide deep freeze going on. Stay warm and bring your pets inside folks.

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From the Trailcam

Sometimes I set up the trailcam and leave it out for a week or two without checking on it and then I go pull the chip to see what is on it. The last time I did it there were hundreds of images but really nothing to see. It is tripped by motion and Oklahoma is windy so shadows and waving branches trigger it.

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The only other images I got were of our dog Kodi, and sometimes me and or my wife in the backyard. Here’s Kodi lurking around at night.

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He likes to chase tennis balls so sometimes we have late night play sessions.

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He loves chase but he doesn’t bring it back to me.

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And here he is lurking around in the daylight.

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Mainly Backyard Critters

Kodi being silly

Here’s a backyard cam of Kodi licking his nose.

Alan playing with Kodi in the back yard

And then playing with him.

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We have a tennis ball in the back yard. He loves chasing it all over the place.

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At night other critters come out. I have seen this bunny during the day.

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The way the eyes light up is spooky!!

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Lately we have this black and white cat checking things out. We still have people in the neighborhood who turn their cats loose and there are several feral cats outside as well.

Hey, a non-trailcam shot of some geese at a local park.

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Breaking out the Trailcam Again

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A dashing squirrel

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A cottontail cooling off.

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A red bellied woodpecker getting a snack

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Little cottontail “Bugsy” helping out with the weeding.

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A spying squirrel

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A Rocking Robin

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Mr. Grackle checking it out

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A peaceful dove

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Another squirrel

I’m helping out a biology professor doing research on native pollinators

Tagging the take

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Bugsy getting a drink!

Kodi the mad Pomeranian

Mr. Kodi the Pomeranian getting possessive about his stick.

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Saturday’s Critters – Home and Away

First up our puppy Kodi and cat Lizzy. They love to play and seem to enjoy each others company. Kodi is getting bigger and stronger versus Lizzy getting better at wrestling. She has developed a takedown that she uses on him sometimes. It is fun watching them.

Kodi is getting bigger and stronger all the time. We start him at puppy school in a couple weeks. We all know that they should rename dog school as owner school right?

Kodi is still very small. The smallest dog we have ever had. We found out that we can just park him in a laundry basket if we need to confine him a short while and his crate is not available.

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Still got my trailcam going in the backyard. I think this is a downy woodpecker.

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This looks like a squirrel but cannot be a squirrel because it is feeding from a squirrelproof bird feeder.

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We are getting lots of robins scratching around for food under the feeders.

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And we get rabbits at night.

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I captured a red shouldered hawk on our neighbors roof. They like rabbits. I’ve seen them this year land in our front yard and walk into the hedges and come out with baby rabbits and mice. Hawks have to eat to I guess.

I saw a goose in the parking lot earlier this week. It proceeded to wander on the main avenue nearby and somehow did not get run over.

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I went on a hike the other day and spotted this pair of geese. I think they must be nesting or something because they didn’t move much and were giving me the stinkeye from clear across the pond.

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And a fuzzy photo of a mallard paddling around the same pond.

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The same hike, I came across robins. This one blended into the tree it was perched on.

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This one was on the ground scratching around.

That’s a wrap this week!! I’m linking with Eileen’s Saturday’s Critters. Check it out!