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What animals are in your yard or local region?

flyzipper

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My animals' (names) are in my yard, but I don't think that's what you meant with this thread.

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(I sponsored a flower basket with our horticultural society...
... will try to snap some native wildlife)​
 
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I live quite close to the London Wetland Centre so have seen some pretty interesting wildlife!


Apart from that, we have

Foxes (saw one last evening calmly trotting along the path at 9:30pm when it was still light)
Feral and wood pigeons
Starlings
Robins (European)
Great tits
Blue tits
Thrushes
Pied wagtails
Jays (again, Eurasian)
Ringneck parakeets
Crows
Jackdaws
Magpies
Swifts
Kestrel
Red Kite
Herons
Swans
Canada geese
Egyptian geese
Greylag geese
Mallard ducks
Mandarin ducks
Coots
Moorhens
Herring gulls
Common newts
Common frogs
Common toads
Hedgehogs
Grey squirrels
Grey seals
Common seals

I've also seen cormorants on the Thames before.

Richmond Park has fallow and red deer.

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I'm less knowledgeable about fish and insects. We do have several species of bees, including different species of bumblebee and mason bee, dragonflies, damelflies, hoverflies and wasps.
 
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I live quite close to the London Wetland Centre so have seen some pretty interesting wildlife!


Apart from that, we have

Foxes (saw one last evening calmly trotting along the path at 9:30pm when it was still light)
Feral and wood pigeons
Starlings
Robins (European)
Great tits
Blue tits
Thrushes
Pied wagtails
Jays (again, Eurasian)
Ringneck parakeets
Crows
Jackdaws
Magpies
Swifts
Kestrel
Red Kite
Herons
Swans
Canada geese
Egyptian geese
Greylag geese
Mallard ducks
Mandarin ducks
Coots
Moorhens
Herring gulls
Common newts
Common frogs
Common toads
Hedgehogs
Grey squirrels
Grey seals
Common seals

I've also seen cormorants on the Thames before.

Richmond Park has fallow and red deer.

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I'm less knowledgeable about fish and insects. We do have several species of bees, including different species of bumblebee and mason bee, dragonflies, damelflies, hoverflies and wasps.
Oh my gosh!!! I'd absolutely die of happiness if I saw any type of Deer but especially a Red Deer! They've always been a species I've adored since a young child. Have you ever read the book FireBringer by oh gosh I can't remember his first name but I believe its this hyphenated last name Clement Davies?
 
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I'm afraid I haven't - looks interesting through!

Here are a couple of other photos that I thought you'd like. Picture quality isn't great because I was at a distance and zooming in.

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And here are some fallows

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I'm afraid I haven't - looks interesting through!

Here are a couple of other photos that I thought you'd like. Picture quality isn't great because I was at a distance and zooming in.

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And here are some fallows

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It's one of my all time favorite books I can't even tell you how many times I've read it over the last 20 something years it still stands up to this day. I think the Red Deer are absolutely the most majestic creatures and especially those big males with the most gorgeous racks It's just truly a sight to behold. Thank you so much for sharing these pics I'm very grateful to you. You've really made me smile tonight :heart:
 

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We have
Fox
Coyote
Squirrels
Deer
Bats
Rabbits
groundhogs
moles
Turtles
Frogs
toads
snakes a few varieties
Raccoon
Opossum
Birds
American Robins
Mourning doves
Cardinals
Grackles
Crow
Vultures
Sparrows
Blue birds
Blue Jay
Bald Eagle
Golden Eagles
Falcons
Killdeer
Cranes
Herons
Canadian geese
Multiple duck species
Hawks
Owls multiple varieties

I live in a small town on a lake, and surrounded by wetlands, fields and wooded areas. It is not unusual to see deer or fox walking down or across the streets in town. And the vultures roost on the water tower.

And I am sure that I am missing some species of birds and other critters.
In my NW Illinois corner, I'd have to agree w/ ALMOST EVERYTHING on this list... but would have to add a few:
Mountain Lion
Lynx
Black bear [these first three would only be a VERY RARE SIGHTING]
Orioles-- 2x species
Humingbirds-- 2 or 3x species
Wrens
3 or 4x species of Sparrow
ASIAN doves-- different coo, larger, lighter colored than Mourning D., slightly different territory and breeding timing, but I think they might be inter-breeding with the Mourning doves. Really have gotten more widespread here in last few years.
 

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Pat H, the calmness with which you added mountain lion... :scared4:

I don't have a yard, but help a lot in the gardens at my parents'. They have all sorts of insects, amphibians & mammals, because it's been pesticide free since they bought it, 30+ years ago. This is also why it's so high maintenance. If you want to 'be green', you've got to roll up your sleeves - or you could do as many do & simply point out ways for others to do so.

I would say notable daytime visitors include squirrels, chipmunks, blue jays, cardinals, robins, crows, sparrows, chickadees, ants, spiders, worms & other 'bugs' of all kinds, toads, eastern cottontails & some other birds I don't know the name of or only hear (like the woodpeckers).

Notable nighttime visitors include raccons, skunks, foxes & we once rescued a stranded star nosed mole. It's like it's a different world at night, but I'm sure I'm missing a lot of them!

Most recently, I helped a baby toad who'd gotten stranded on the wrong side of a rock garden wall. I helped him over it. So adorable! Toads are among my favourites. Sorry, no pics. It was more important that he reintegrate the garden. :laugh:
 

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Here is a cheery little House Finch peering in at me :)
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Thank you!
Is that third pic a stink beetle?

I should check if I still have the pic on my phone of the huge caterpillar I found who had eaten a heap of leaves off one of my larger succulents. He was a monster!

Did not have my phone on me but I found some gorgeous baby geckos and skinks yesterday when I was moving rubbish into a dumpster- it took forever trying to move all the babies so they did not get crushed in the rubbish.
 

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You are correct! Its a juvenile broad head stink bug with monarch caterpillar prey.
Summer Tanager my favorite 20220418_152638.jpg
Worm eating warbler
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Canadian gosling
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Bumble bee mimic fly with prey
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Pleasing picture wing ant lion
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