Morning Visitors

12 Oct

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The days have been nicely warm since Matthew blew past,  but the nights are definitely cooler.

We’ve had a couple of early morning visitors, perhaps gearing up for the winter. Yesterday, I was just floating to the surface when I heard red-tailed hawk screaming outside my window, or perhaps that was what awakened me.  At exactly the same time, I heard a bullfrog croak, quite loudly, and then more faintly in the distance. I wonder if I was ear-witness to a murder?

This morning, we had a fox in the yard,  eating goodness knows what under the tree. The Squire said he was out there quite a while, nosing around. I don’t think he was eating the peanuts I put out for the squirrels, and those critters were wise enough to stay in the tree until Bre’r Fox wandered off  again.bittern

Then, later in the morning, we saw a bittern wandering around under the birdfeeder, of all places. He flew over to the edge of the pond, and apparently managed to catch enough fish to tide him over until his next stop.

I love living here!

 

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5 Responses to “Morning Visitors”

  1. Lucie October 13, 2016 at 3:39 am #

    Where is here? Sounds like i would like it very much..😊

    • thisendoftheswamp October 13, 2016 at 10:19 pm #

      Maryland – northern Baltimore County. A “fur piece” from California!

      • Lucie October 14, 2016 at 1:48 pm #

        Never been but understand it is lovely…especially this time of year.😊

  2. tiggerlyss October 13, 2016 at 12:02 pm #

    My two still talk about the really big snapping turtle and how much they disliked the raccoons’ mess in the self-serve aisle in the carport.

    • thisendoftheswamp October 13, 2016 at 12:29 pm #

      We now keep the raccoons’ food in the back room. I’m a slow learner, but eventually, I catch on!

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