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Wood ducks have flown the coop

Posted June 21, 2015 by Jennifer A. Jilks

Mama duck did a good job. Only two eggs left. We think we counted 17 or so.

Data entry

They hatched yesterday, gone today! NOTHING on the trailcam! They are fast. Faster than 5 seconds…

Wood ducks #2 hatched from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
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Latest videos: birds, cats, caterpillar

Posted June 23, 2015 by Jennifer A. Jilks

Birds in the canopy from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
A pair of waxwings, as well as what I think was a Pine Warbler. They are so quick!

Cats on the run from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
The bugs were simply terrible. Deerflies were merciless, I’m not su…

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Flowers are abloomin’!

Posted June 25, 2015 by Jennifer A. Jilks

Thanks to my Facebook buds, they helped me ID the flowers in the field. I had one plant under the bird feeder as a specimen! Oil seed rape, the GM version is canola!

Meanwhile in the bog…

Deerflies are merciless

 I’d like to figure out ho…

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Videos –skateboarders, ticks, bear…

Posted June 4, 2015 by Jennifer A. Jilks

Hubby stopped at the video store. I saw them coming. I see these guys all the time! When they have an incident, I’m sure people will be up in arms, so to speak!

Barefoot Skateboarding from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Down main street! One has bare feet!…

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Cedar waxwing nest building!

Posted June 27, 2015 by Jennifer A. Jilks

Cedar waxwing from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
I wrapped the bark of our Horse chestnut tree. Woodpeckers were pecking holes and burying seeds in it. The Cedar waxwing took advantage of it. They are building a nest in the pine tree in the backyard!

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Heron and ducklings from the canoe

Posted June 5, 2015 by Jennifer A. Jilks

I took a 5-year-old canoeing. It was windy in the other part of the lake. The bay was quiet. We went in circles.

Canoodle from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Canoeing with a 5-year-old was tricky. She wanted to lean over and touch the lily pads. We saw …

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Sleeping dove, Virginia, driving incidents,

Posted June 30, 2015 by Jennifer A. Jilks

Mourning dove from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
It may be a means of reducing parasites and/or feather conditioning, or it might just feel good. This is called "sunbath". One of my favourite moments!!! I have all birds indulging in this through the season. They sit in full sun- open a wing and maybe the tail feathers and just drink it in! They often go into what I call a ‘rapture’! The eyes close,

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Eastern phoebe

Posted June 7, 2015 by Jennifer A. Jilks

Eastern Phoebe from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Putzing around the yard, Phoebe decided he would watch for bugs on the driveway. Handsome fellow! Daisy was with me, and he was eyeing her, too!

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Trailcam and meadow tails

Posted June 9, 2015 by Jennifer A. Jilks

Lots of milkweed, as well as grass!

Our meadow, down the hill, is a peaceful spot. I went down with my granddaughter last week and she asked, "Why don’t you cut the grass, Gramma?"

Pretty tall grass!

This is why: lovely devil’s paintbrush, lots of long grass for the deer, milkweed knee-high, and it looks pretty. No trimmed, city-like park for us! Beside our meadow the raspberry canes are

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Canoe ride in the bay

Posted June 9, 2015 by Jennifer A. Jilks

The day before our trip into the city for the biopsy, I thought I would go for a canoe ride.
It was a blustery day, with all sorts of wind in the main body of the lake. I could have made it around the bend, I’m a strong paddler, but there were too many…

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Trail cam tails…

Posted June 13, 2015 by Jennifer A. Jilks

Butch raccoon kept knocking the videocamera off of the pile of logs. Dweeb!
It resulted in a fun video of a pregnant deer’s belly. Can’t wait to see the fawn! You can see the hoof sticking out of the side of her belly!

Who goes there? from Jennifer …

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New rain gauge!

Posted June 14, 2015 by Jennifer A. Jilks

Unfortunately, it’s not metric, but it is a much more efficient and accurate gauge!

I have to interrupt my post for a BULLETIN: 

Wood duck #2 on nest from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

It needs to be attached to a piece of wood, sliding on and off that makes it easier to empty and repost. I saw it at Lee Valley Tools, and ordered it on their ‘free P & H" blitz. With all our health issues, I’ve

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Snakes and bears

Posted June 20, 2015 by Jennifer A. Jilks

Garter snake from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
This video is about Garter snake

Bear on her stump!

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