Here are a couple of the wild critters around the new house.
Someday when I get my trail camera I'll see if those paw prints in the mud were dog or coyote.
Until then, birds!
Pileated woodpecker. There is at least one pair of these in the neighborhood. I've seen them together a few times while out running. This guy was perforating a tree about 20' from my desk.
This little fellow is a blue grosbeak. He's a regular at the ground under the feeder - picking up what the swarms of sloppy sparrows throw on the ground.
Took me a long time to ID him since all of my books and all of the pics on the web say that a blue grosbeak should be bright blue, like a bluebird. This guy is so dark he looks black without binoculars or a big zoom lens.
Good old mourning dove, hiding his tail behind a clump of dirt.
That's what our 'yard' looks like. It's bare Carolina clay, absolutely overflowing with rocks. Not sure what we're going to do with it yet.
Lots of hummingbirds - including one that keeps getting stuck in our garage. Luckily, she'll land on the end of a broom so I can shuttle her outside without much drama.
Sometimes, they perch in the tree above the feeder and wait to attack any other hummingbirds who come close.
Here's a nice pair of tits. (DO YOU SEE WHAT I DID THERE?!!!)
A big-ass vulture and I had a stare-off last weekend. As I was walking out of the garage, he flew across the driveway and landed in a tree, about 20 feet up. He got bored with me after a couple of minutes and whooshed off to find something stinky to stick his head in.