|A Yellow-rumped warbler scans her surroundings for insects.|
|The droopy wings give a fatigued look as she pauses her frenzied hunt.|
|It's easy to see where the name "Yellow-rumped" comes from.|
Last week, a nephew was surprised and delighted to see a wolf pup eating apples on the ground of his cottage-country backyard. That very same morning I watched my own version of 'The Littlest Hobo' here. A coyote was mousing in a hay field, leaping up in the air and pouncing down in a fox-like manner. There is an abundance of mice here so I'm sure this handsome guy makes a very good living.
|Pausing to check for danger before resuming his mouse hunt.|
|Green butternuts dry and mature on a bed of newspapers.|
|With a little hammer skill, the nut meats can be winkled out whole from their hard shells.|
|These two remind me of Audrey II begging, "Feed Me, Seymour!"|