Saturday, March 31, 2007

Still walking to work....

These are some of the animals, most really, that I've seen while walking to and from work. (I didn't take these pictures since I don't take our camera to work, but you get the idea.)




Anyone else see these killdeer? "These birds will frequently use the "broken-wing act" to distract predators from their nests. This involves the bird walking away from its nesting area holding its wing in a position that simulates an injury and then flapping around on the ground emitting a distress call. The predators then think they have easy prey and are attracted to this seemingly injured bird and away from the nest. If the parent sees that a potential predator is not following them, they will move closer and get louder until they get the attention of the predator." (From Wikipedia) I have seen the birds behave in this manner.



There are about six to a dozen whitetailed deer that over-winter in our subdivision.
They seem fairly used to people and allow me to come rather close.







Bird songs I like.




I enjoy seeing Idaho wildlife. Not exactly elephants and tigers, but good enough for me. Helps me feel connected to nature. One more benefit of walking to work.

5 comments:

Jeffrey said...

Nice post. I'd love to hear the audio but I can't figure out what plug-in I need. Do you happen to know? I'm on a Mac. Thanks ...

Kim and Victoria said...

I replaced the wav files with a movie. You should be able to view it, I hope.

Jeffrey said...

Cool. Thanks for doing that. I enjoyed listening to it with the pics...

nikinpos said...

I just love that fluffy husky dog of yours!

Trish said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog...

How great that you are able to walk to work in such beautiful surroundings.