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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Combined Our World and Nature Notes: My Wild Deck


For the second summer in a row, a fox family has showed up on my deck.

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They are fun to watch from my door and windows.

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I'm guessing the bird are less amused when the foxes drink out of their bath.

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Trying to nap is hard when you itch.

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The male cardinal below is enjoying a bath.

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I've seen quite a few bluejays lately.

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American robins always spend a lot of time bathing on my deck in the summer.

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Juvenile American Robins are always fun to watch.

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Below a female cardinal's feathers look so soft.

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Next a brown thrasher is deciding on a bath.

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28 comments:

Annie said...

Wow, the fox family looks like they have made themselves right at home. Very cool! I see one occasionally but never that close. Hope you are having a great summer!

Nonnie said...

When we lived in the country, I saw a fox only when dashing from one side of our long lane to the other, never ever this close! Your deck seems to be home-base for quite a number of animals. :)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love the fox family, Carver!! How wonderful to have them make their home there!! How fun to watch them!! And, of course, your birds are SO beautiful!! Thanks for sharing the fun and the beauty!! Have a great week!

NatureFootstep said...

loved to see the fox family. First image are wonderful. This is quite rare I think. They take a liking to your deck. :)

eileeninmd said...

Oh wow, the fox and its young is a cool sighting.. What a neat visitor to your deck. Love all the birds too, great shots. Enjoy your week!

Fun60 said...

Nature on your doorstep. Word is obviously getting round the neighbourhood about your wonderful hospitality.

carol l mckenna said...

What a gift to get close up photos of the fox family and you seem to be surrounded with wonderful feathered and furry friends ~ Great shots for OWT ~ thanks, ^_^

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Fun60 said...

Nature on your doorstep. Word is obviously getting round the neighbourhood about your wonderful hospitality.

maryaustria said...

What a gorgeous series of photos! The fox family is so amazing! And all those lovely birds! A wonderful post!

Valerie said...

Lovely shots Carver - especially the visiting foxes.

Indrani said...

You got such lovely visitors and great photo opportunity!

K V V S MURTHY said...

Great series of pictures...all the best!

Felicia said...

Amazing that you have foxes on your deck.

great images.

Rajesh said...

Nice series of images.

ladyfi said...

Oh gosh - what a treat to see foxes that close up! Lovely.

Team G Square said...

Those pictures are simply superb.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

So nice and amazing to watch foxes so close up! They really seem to be very comfortable rolling around on your deck¨And i just love the pictures of the little birds.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh my gosh...I love the fox family.. so cute and always love your birds.. hug..Michelle

Marcy said...

Your deck and garden are simply wonderful places!!

EG CameraGirl said...

You have the most wonderful deck, a critter magnet!

Karen said...

Wow Carver. How cool to have the foxes visit.

DeniseinVA said...

Very cool photos of the foxes carver and delightful ones of the birds.

Andrea Priebe said...

I want to live on your deck ... what fun. A fox family ... I am surprised how brazon. Our fox family (who come and go from year to year depending on the food supply) are very shy and would have no part of my deck ... though the youngsters once ate at my ground feeders in the back. Our fox are more red, but they are all beautiful and their call is so mournful ... sometimes it makes me sad to think about how difficult their lives must be. Loved this post ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

fredamans said...

How lovely you have your own zoo! :-)

Laura said...

The foxes are so beautiful!

Jenny said...

Precious! If I had that display on my deck, I'd never get anything done. Wait ... I don't have that display on my deck and I still don't get anything done! Wonderful shots you got of the birds and foxes. I'm jealous.

amsang . said...

Foxes are so shy, good shot. So nice for them.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

To have that fox family on your deck ... just absolutely stunning and amazing. So glad I took the time to catch up on your posts (we have wifi where we're camped this week, yay!). THANK goodness for Feedly, so I didn't lose out by missing something as wonderful as this post.

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