marc, thank you. I appreciate your lengthy visit in my gallery!
Thank you for your vote!
mmelia, you are welcome. You deserved it, I'm sure!
Thank you for the nice compliment.
Great bird shots Jean
Itallica, this cardinal makes a great model when he is still for a moment. Love his red feathers. Thank you!
Qué lindo!!! Excelente foto!!!
Unbelievable, Jean. I love sourwood honey. We bring some home from a stand in Saluda whenever they have it.
I'm so happy to see all the wildlife you have captured. We are in Cherokee National Forest, and in thirty years we have scarcely seen or heard a bird except for an occasional woodpecker or owl. I think it's from intensive nearby farming, although now the land is going back to forest, so we should see more wildlife.
Greetings from Miami,
MaryKnapp, the section on the Little Tennessee River that I grew up on was without many birds for a long while. The use of DDT was put to a screeching halt and slowly the birds returned.
The birds are different from the woods to down by the river though. Up here on this hill, in Winter we get the titmouse, chickadee, several different woodpeckers, the occasional Junco, and Cardinals. Sometimes I hear an owl but have never seen one to photograph. They really do camouflage themselves well!
Love sourwood honey too!
I do think it was the DDT Jean. The intensive hunting, which still goes on, has eliminated most of the wildlife. We see occasional deer tracks, but not so much as a squirrel or (thankfully) a raccoon!
Twice we saw a family of wild turkeys. I'm glad nature is so resilient, but we must stop pushing her to the limit.
MaryKnapp, the hunting completely wiped out the wild turkey here and then a program to reintroduce them to this area has succeeded! I don't have them right here near my house but I have seen them on Hickory Knoll. I have raccoons here, but I actually enjoy seeing them. We don't have deer which I find really surprising, must be a lot of hunters near my house!
Thanks for stopping in again!
I'm too much of a camper to have much good will for raccoons, Jean. One night they pried into a tied, sealed rubbermaid container with two other containers on top of it to ruin some cinnamon buns I had rising for the next morning.
The wild turkeys, now...I love to see them...hear them...and drink them.
Warm greetings from Miami,
Mary, your little story of the bandits is so cute! I'm sorry you missed out on the tasty treat but I'm sure the raccoons probably enjoyed them three times as much as you could have. Just think, they will never have that taste treat again and you can make another batch for yourself.
I adore wildlife and the turkeys are great too.
R.Ç., teşekkür ederim!
You are a magician in the wood...
I think that is the moment to give you
a Best of!
Mimmi Cassola, thank you for your compliment and Best Of! Your words are very encouraging to me.
Greetings from holland
Beautiful . LIKE Greetings Thanasis
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