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There are a lot of interesting birds that live on the “Cat Ranch” and we’re having fun watching them enjoy the treats Les puts out.  Here are some more pictures from the game camera – these guys are so small and move so fast, it has a hard time capturing them clearly – but it’s still fun to see the colourful birds that come to visit.

Now to go dig out the bird book to remind myself what these are – anyone want to save me the effort by just telling me? 🙂

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Here are some more photos from the bird feeder camera – imagine my shock when I saw these.  This is the cat that cost poor little Buddy – our own Tuxedo cat – his left eye.

This fellow spends more time in our yard than his own – fortunately, the birds are smarter than he is.  They all sit around in the trees above the feeder until he gives up and goes home…

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Here’s a cute sequence of pictures from the bird feeder – the magpies are the only ones who notice that their photos are being taken…

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S/he left a little (poopy) present on top of the camera for me. 🙂

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One of the great things about having all of our cats confined (alternating between the house and the outdoor pen) is that we can put out bird feeders again.  There are a lot of interesting birds that live on the “Cat Ranch” and we’re having fun watching them enjoy the treats Les puts out for them. (The cats love watching ‘bird TV’ from the window, as well!)

I decided to buy a little game camera to put beside the feeder to see if we could get some cool photos. Here’s the first batch – I need to move the camera back a little bit to focus things better – but still these were fun to see.

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The chickadees are the most frequent visitors – they show up before dawn and are still coming after dark.  They don’t seem to mind sharing. 

The noisy Bluejays seem to be late sleepers, we never see them before noon…

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The rest of the birds hold out for the arrival of the suet ball – they can polish one of these off in a single day.  First a Magpie tries to lay claim…

A Nuthatch waited for him to leave before taking a turn…

Then a female Downy Woodpecker showed up…

Now – I’ve just got to go out and rearrange things a bit to see if I can get clearer pictures… stay tuned – hopefully I’ll get some spectacular shots!

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Here’s a cute little baby deer I saw from the bedroom window one winter morning.

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