Archive for the ‘Birds and Bunnies’ Category

Red-Breasted Nuthatch

Monday, April 13th, 2020

A new visitor has been coming to our bird feeder. Difficult to take a photo because it doesn’t stay still very long and is too far away.

The bird quickly enters the bird feeder, snags a seed, exits, and flies into the oak or pine trees.

Red-Breasted Nuthatch

We built the bird feeder out of a wire-coated basket and some scrap wood. We hoped the wire would keep out the squirrels.

Squirrel in bird feeder

Squirrel in bird feeder

Today I was able to capture a photo of the visitor, not a great one. But it was good enough that I could use it to identify the bird.

Red-Breasted Nuthatch

Red-Breasted Nuthatch


Canadian Wildlife Federation, Hinterland Who’s Who

Las Pilitas Nursery–California Native Plants

Bob, Nest, 3 Eggs, 4!

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Bob Tea Box

Bob is so light weight she can sit on the edge of a soon to be destructed Lipton Green Tea Box. She is so busy, quick, and aggressive, it is difficult to get a photo of her while at work.

Bob Tea Box

This is the largest nest she has ever made! She was using junk mail, but now she prefers food boxes.

Bob Nest

Bob lays an egg every couple of days. According to her schedule, she will probably lay another egg today.
Bob Eggs

She is such a cheerful little one.

Update 2018 08 30

As of Last Night, Now There Are 4!

Bob Eggs

Quick Look Bob Sitting in Nest, Didn’t Want to Disturb Her

Bob Nest

The Bird Sitting on My Knee and Singing While I Was Updating Post
The Bird

Bob and Nest, Elliot and Burrow in Progress

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Bob Nest

Bob, Nest and Eggs
August 1, 2018

Bob Nest

Bob Building Nest After Egg Removal
August 19, 2018

Elliot Hole

One of Elliot’s Holes in Hill Garden

Elliot Hole

Elliot and Dash. Elliot is the small black bunny. She was rescued running around the neighborhood. Dash is the large ginger bunny. He was a shelter bunny.

Moth and Roadrunner Henderson, NV

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Sphynx Moth

Sphynx Moth in Henderson, NV garden last night.

I was using the flashlight on my phone to locate the moth and then used the flash. The moth was bopping around from plant to plant. At one point it flew into my ankle.

Road Runner

Roadrunner above Henderson, NV garden this morning.

The roadrunner was rather far away and in the shade. I did a quick (HDR Scrape), not great edit in Snapseed. Need to dink around with the HDR Scrape to find best way to use it.


There are two young Jack Rabbits in the garden that I have been unable to photograph. Too much fun to watch them, forget to take a photo.

Birthday Greeting From Bob

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018



Happy Bunny Day/April Fool That I Am

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

Happy Bunny Day

Thought I could persuade Bob to sit on the edge of the basketful of bunnies. It was a foolish notion.

After the Rain

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Iron Bunny with New Aloe

Iron Bunny with New Aloe

New Cactus

New Cactus

Dead or Alive

Dead or Alive?

Memorial Code

Bunny Memorial Patina 5 February 2018

Memorial Code

Bunny Memorial Patina Today


Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Happy Tofurkey Day

A Girl Named Bob

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

June 20th last year we rescued a lovebird, who came to be known as Bob.


The first week Bob was rescued, she escaped from her room.


Until a few weeks ago we thought Bob was a boy. Now it has been confirmed, she is a girl.

Bob began dancing for The Bird, the cockatiel who lives with us.

The Bird

Then she began shredding everything shreddable which wasn’t unusual. But what was unusual was how much time she spent in her room and how quiet she became. No longer was she the 5:45 am bird alarm.


Because Bob loved to shred and dig around, we put several cracker boxes in the bottom of her room. She made a tunnel through them, and apparently this nest–


that she wasn’t using.

And this space hidden under the boxes that she was using–

Find Under Box

Apparently she even shredded two baskets.


How large are lovebird eggs?


We decided to remove the eggs and all shreddable materials from her space. She seems okay. We will watch to make sure she really is okay. A friend who raised lovebirds, mentioned egg binding. That would be bad.

Today she seems to be her cheerful self.

Now what to do with the eggs. I was thinking about burying them in the garden.

Make Mine Chocolate

Saturday, April 15th, 2017


Make Mine Chocolate is a campaign to educate and deter folks from purchasing bunnies for Easter. Often those bunnies end up in shelters after a few months or worse, released to fend for themselves.

Rabbits should not be an impulse buy. When properly cared for a domestic rabbit can live over 10 years. That is a commitment.

There are loads of stuffed plush bunnies that can be left alone in a room, do not require food, or veterinary care.

Or stick to purchasing chocolate bunnies.

Bob, the lovebird in the photo was rescued. He was found flying in my garden on a Sunday afternoon in June of 2016. We attempted to catch him with no luck. The next afternoon he returned. I wrote a post about how we were able to capture him.

We were unable to locate his family. So, he has found a forever home with us, two bunnies, and a cockatiel.

Recently, a family member mentioned seeing a flock of lovebirds in a nearby park. We haven’t yet visited the park. Someday we might check it out.