We’ve had some amazing wildlife sightings lately and my husband was fortunate enough get some photos. Warning, these shots are not for the squeamish. But if you've got the stomach for it, you can click on them to enlarge.
The other evening, we went for a walk and happened upon this egret eating her dinner-yikes! I know it’s the circle of life and all that, but who doesn’t feel sorry for this little mouse? I didn’t even know egrets were meat-eaters. But sure enough they eat mice, lizards, gophers, frogs, even snakes.
We’ve also seen a few more bobcats, including this one across the street from our house.
A friend told us he spotted a mother bobcat and two cubs in the neighborhood recently. He was driving down the road and saw her just as she was stepping over the curb. She quickly retreated when he approached, but as he drove past he saw two curious little cub faces peeking out from the brush beside her!
And here’s a beautiful great blue heron that I passed on a walk the other day.
We were also recently thrilled to see the doe and her twin fawns that were born in the meadow behind our house in May. I wrote about them here and here. The fawns are nearly as big as their mother now but they're still covered in adorable white spots. We couldn't get a good photo because they kept to the bushes, but we'll keep trying.