Jul 132023

Hey! You guys wanna see some recent visitors in my yard? You do?? Okay…let me show you.

Ernie looking out the window

These mourning doves were taking a break from all their cooing and wooing by sitting on the deck rail. They’re probably pooping on it, too.

Two mourning doves sitting on deck railing

Check out this egret who’s been hanging around this summer. He looks a lot like Alfred, the blue heron, doesn’t he? I call him White Alfred. I know…not very original.

Egret in the water

Now you all know I love my snake toy…but I don’t think I want to play with this guy! The mom saw him on our driveway. But then he quickly slithered away into the bushes. Good riddance, I say!

Snake on driveway

I’ve been seeing lots of bunnies this summer. This is one of them.

Close up of a bunny

I love watching all the critters that visit my yard!


  18 Responses to “Some Visitors in My Yard”

  1. Gosh, Ernie!
    The Island Cats Zoo!

  2. Cool visitors you have there Ernie! Love your view too.

  3. You have a grand view out of your window, Ernie…and a wonderful variety of creatures to watch.

  4. WE both have busy yards, Ernie.

  5. Well Ernie you do have some interesting wildlife to keep an eye on but that snake – EWWWWWW – no thanks! Snakes give me and my Mom the “willies” but we FORTUNATELY haven’t seen one in our yard in a few years. That snake of “yours” is SCARY.

    Hugs, Teddy

  6. You have a lot to look at. Ick on the snake though. 🙂 XO

  7. Lots to see Ernie! You have a great view.

  8. You have some pawsome Critter TV to watch!

  9. WOW Ernie, you sure have had lots to watch lately. Have fun!

  10. There’s a lot going on there. Glad you have entertainment from your nice window perch!

  11. You have so much to watch and keep track of over there! My cats are jealous.

  12. boy you really do have lots of animals friends don’t you Ernie! Lots to keep you entertained!

  13. Mee-yow look it all yore wildlife Ernie!!!!
    THE Egret iss kewl. An so are THE Mournin Dovess!
    Wee have a pair who hang out heer BellaSita callss Penelope an Marco…..mew mew mew…shee namess efurryone!
    Umm THE Snake iss sorta kewl…..butt bettur far away rite?
    An what a CUTE Bunny….love that (s)hee iss bye THE Wipe Yore Pawss marker 😉
    ***nose kissess*** BellaDharma an (((hugss))) BellaSita Mum

  14. Ernie, we are great critter watchers as well. We have heard that there are snakes around here but neither Mom nor Dad nor any of us have seen any. Thank goodness. Our mom would freak. We have way too many mourning doves here, and they do poop a lot. Enjoy your Wild Kingdom personal TV. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & Raleigh

  15. We get bird poops on our deck. We allus sniff it ta know which kind of bird. Small birds are OK. But we don’t want ta sniff a hawk poop. We worry about those big ones.

    We haven’t seen any snakies in a while. Maybe we catch enough mousies that it isnt worth it to them to stay around.

    We dont mind the adult bunnies eating the clover in the lawn. There is plenty of clover. What we like are the young bunnies. We CAN catch them sometimes but it is hard. MOL!

  16. Ernie that view is gorgeous…OMCs slithering snakes no thanks.
    We have had a lot of bunnies this year too….all sizes and even had some rare white jack rabbits in the spring. I suspect they were easy pickings for birds of prey
    Hugs cecilia

  17. Wow, Ernie! Your place is like the Visitors’ Center!

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