Birds And Other Critters In My Backyard In Northeastern Pennsylvania.
I was fortunate to have traveled to New Zealand and Trinidad and Tobago these past few weeks. I saw many exotic and beautiful birds and other animals on my trips. However, you don’t have to travel to a rain forest or the other side of the planet to see the beauty of nature. It can be found in your own backyard wherever you live, if you pay attention and keep your eyes peeled. I had a number of beautiful birds and other animals visit my backyard these in just the past few days here in Hazle Township in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The brown thrasher shown here showed up for the first time on Monday. I have never seen one of these birds before.
One of my favorite birds is the indigo bunting. This one made its first appearance at my feeders this morning. I love its brilliant color. I could watch it at me feeders all day. Unfortunately, it usually just passes through during the Spring.
I always hope one of these two species would nest in the woods near my backyard instead of the pretty but obnoxious blue jays. These noisy birds scare off the other birds at my feeders and also steal their nest, destroying their eggs.
I also get red and grey foxes, raccoons, opossums rabbits, bats, coyotes and bears show up in my backyard. Just this past Sunday a young bear showed up at my feeders. I am in a constant battle with the many bears that visit my yard. They are always trying to get to my bird feeders. Many times they are successful, but this one wasn’t. I didn’t get a photograph of the young bear but I did take this video I uploaded to my YouTube channel.
I love to travel and to seek out the beauty of this small planet on which we live. I love to see new species of plants and animals and share them with my friends on social media and followers of my blog. But I am also happy watching the critters that visit my backyard every day. Here is a link to more photograph. Backyard critters May 8 2019.
“Much of human behavior can be explained by watching the wild beasts around us. They are constantly teaching us things about ourselves and the way of the universe, but most people are too blind to watch and listen.”