Category Archives: wildlife

A young masked bandit

This little fellow didn’t show up while the family was camping in the backyard. He/it waited until it was quiet here.

It came with its mother before, but this evening it was on its own.

After munching on the last cat foot, it went off by itself.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

Feeding the blue jays

I bought this spring peanut feeder just for my blue jays. Too bad they have not taken to it, even after months of it hanging on the porch.

So I adapt and put the peanuts out where they want to eat.

Maybe they will discover the hanging spring peanut feeder eventually.

I always thought blue jays were smart birds. They have proved me wrong.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

Honk, honk

I love the sound of spring. The twitters are lovely, but the honks are wonderful, too.

Geese talk all the time. They honk while flying. They honk while on the ground. I turn my head every time I hear them squawking at each other.

My feathered friends are happy when spring arrives and they return to their summer home.

Today, in the sunshine, we all celebrate

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

The spring chorus

Let’s all sing like the┬ábirdies┬ásing,
Tweet, tweet tweet, tweet tweet.
Let’s all sing like the birdies sing,
Sweet, sweet sweet, sweet sweet.

Yesterday, before the snow, I captured local birds tweeting their happiness.

My favorite word is cacophony. That’s what this early morning sounds like.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm

Copyright 2022 by Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

Swans arrive

Spring migration is going strong. Swans have stopped on the farm and in other parts of the Seymour area.

They are far away from the road so I walked down the lane and zoomed in on these white visitors.

They come and they go.

The swans are signs of spring, even when snow is predicted to fly this evening.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 by Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.