Here he is! "Thugs Bunny". He's not the big, eye-browed bunny from my last post. "Thugs" doesn't have eyebrows and is much smaller. Yesterday, I looked out my front door just in time to see "Thugs Bunny" sit up tall next to one of my tulips and bite the whole flower right off the stem! I quickly got my camera, opened the storm door a bit, and snapped this picture. The evidence (my pretty big red tulip) is right there by him. He paused a moment to look at me, just as I snapped the picture. I could have gotten more pictures, except Fuzzy stuck his head out of the door, saw "Thugs" and started his wacky Pom barking. "Thugs Bunny" then hopped away and I couldn't get another good pic.
Below is a picture I took yesterday in the late afternoon. Yesterday was very gloomy. The light was the same from dawn until dusk...grayish and overcast. I was outside checking to see what else "Thugs Bunny" might have eaten. I had my camera with me. I carry it with me a lot these days. I heard the strangest bird song. One I had never heard before. It was coming from high up in the sycamore tree. It was a biggish bird, bigger than a robin or cardinal, but too far away for me to see what kind of bird it was. It seemed to be a yellowish color, but there wasn't enough light for that to show up in the picture.
I thought that maybe if I took a picture of it, I could crop until it enlarged the image so I could identify the bird. I was only able to get a few pics before a gang of robins attacked the bird and chased it away. As I was trying to see where that bird went, I missed a beautiful shot of a long legged, long necked crane or heron flying over. Anyway...this is a strange picture of a strange bird. If anyone can recognize birds from their silhouette, please let me know what you think this may have been.
I keep hoping for true, warm spring to arrive. We are almost through "snowball winter", when the globes of blossoms on the snowball bushes turn white. Soon it will be warm, and we can all play in the dirt and grow our plants. It's almost here....Happy Spring!.