Fauna

Photographs of animals, pets, bugs, et cetera. You know... fauna.

Jonas the Chicken

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This is Jonas – a Speckled Sussex chicken. The building behind her is her chicken coop.  

Cat Tail, Cat

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Went to one of the wetlands near my house. Managed to capture both a cat’s tail… and a cat.    

Birds in Flight

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We had some pretty decent late snow storms this winter, and on one of the days, I tried my hand at catching the birds as they flew too and from the bird feeder. I was not as successful as I would have liked! Here are two that weren’t all together bad.

Toad Paws

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Here’s another shot from the toad I shared last week. The toad was pretty docile, and put up with me holding it upside for a moment before I let it go.

American Toad

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That’s a Buffo americanus for the scientist in you. This one’s from earlier this year. I love the amphibians, especially when they hop across my yard. After taking this one’s photos, I set it free in my vegetable garden.

Lamb

Lamb

One of the lambs now living at J & F Farms. They sound almost fake when they “baaaaaaaaaah” at you.

Mosquito

Mosquito

These things have become the bane of my existence. They’re pretty bad near my house this year. Anyone have a good idea on how to get rid of them? This image used a technique called focus stacking. I took the photo with a macro lens, and got really close to the mosquito (it was on the […]

Araucana chick

Araucana

This is Charlie. She’s an Araucana chick, about one week old in this photo. She and her two nest-mates (another Auracana named Pete Mitchell and a Welles Sommer named Ramekin) will stop being cute in another week or two. Time is of the essence! What kind of “cute chick” photos should I be taking? The opportunity […]

Evolution is for quitters

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Edit: I am leaving the original post below because it frames the conversation nicely… but this is NOT a tick (thanks, ADobson, for the heads up). It’s a pseudo-scorpion. Who knew? Not me! Yes, it’s a tick. Millions of years of evolution, and they haven’t really changed. These creepy crawlies have been doing it the […]

Catching some Zs

Napping Cat

This is something I need to do more of. I’ve been sick as a dog for about two and a half days. Unfortunately, my symptoms regularly keep me from sleeping. I’m actually feeling a small amount better right now. It was a pretty rough day, but for the last twenty minutes, I’ve felt all right. […]