Saturday, September 5, 2009

Our New Neighbors!

One of the bonuses of moving further southeast is having these wonderful new neighbors. We are all so excited when we find our little friends on our back wall in the mornings and evenings. There is a field right behind our house, so our wall is the perfect vantage point to look for bugs and lizards! YUMMY! For me, a former animal trainer and lover of all things raptor, this is perfect. I can't wait for the fall migration to see what new friends might fly by.

Burrowing Owls with their typical "whatchu looking at?" faces on.

Burrowing Owls enjoying the cool morning.

One burrowing owl minding his own business, when who comes up behind him?

Our other neighbor, Roadrunner. I wish I could have gotten a picture of burrowing owl's reaction. Wings puffed out, head drooped, swaying back and forth. "Hey, buddy, this is my wall." It was awesome. The roadrunner politely obliged, hopped down, went by on the ground, and when he was about five feet down the wall past the owl, he hopped back up and continued on his way.
Roadrunner making sure he's far enough away from owl.
Earlier in the summer, this beautiful male kestrel came to visit. He let me get about 3 feet away from him and kindly posed for multitudes of pics. Thank you Mr. Kestrel. Hope to see you again soon.


Girls Just Wanna Have Fun said...

that's awesome!!! i am going to show the kids that. also, i wanted to tell you, in regards to an earlier post about rashes... Dahlia had a gianotti-crosti rash once. it was hideous. i couldn't even take her out, people would stare. it was pretty scary. it did go away tho, it turned out to not be a big deal. did your son's rash go away fairly quickly? congrats on the new house!

A. Simpson said...

I love these pictures. How cool!