Saturday, April 18, 2009

Backyard visitors

We are very fortunate to live right next to a wetland preserve. No neighbors at all behind us, just a field, a stream and a lot of wildlife.

Of course, right now it just looks like a field of weeds.

Sometimes the wildlife comes right into our backyard. Earlier this week, Mr. and Mrs. Duck stopped by for a visit. There was a puddle in the sand pit (former owners had a pool there) and they were using that as a bath.
The pictures were taken through the sliding glass door in the kitchen.
As soon as they spotted us spotting them, they decided to find a backyard with more privacy. And less photographers.
Mr. and Mrs. Duck aren't into having their private moments documented for TMI. If they come back, we'll have to be more discreet with the camera.

1 comment:

Chicagolandia said...

The pictures of the mallards are great - I love the scenery! Great job.