Thursday, June 16, 2016

Spring at the Brush Pile

Things were quiet at the brush pile during late March, April and May. As the camera trap completed its year of watching and capturing the comings and goings of the wildlife that utilizes the brush pile behind the house, activity has seemed to drop off. Earlier accounts of the brush pile were posted here, here and here.

One of the cottontail rabbits that we see frequently seems to have taken up permanent residence beneath the pile and the camera captured so many photos of the rabbit that I deleted almost all of them.

Although nothing unusual made an appearance, the usual cast of characters did appear – although less frequently than they have in the past. Second to the rabbit in the number of photos were the gray squirrels that climb around on the brush pile and occasionally disappear in to the rabbit’s shelter under the pile.

Here’s a rogues gallery of the other visitors to the brush pile in spring –
Carolina Wren

Downy Woodpecker
Gray Catbird

Eastern Chipmunk
House Wren
White-footed Mouse

So, we’ll say Good-bye to the brush pile and the cottontail after a year of spying on them.

Perhaps I’ll put the camera back at some point in the future and resume checking on activity at the brush pile.


Uta said...

We always had a wood pile then my husband decided to chip all the branches and use it in our trails. I think we will start piling again since it helps the little creatures survive. Thanks for letting us see what goes on there.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it was fun spying on the brush pile critters. I love the cute mouse and bunny. I seem to see the same birds here in my yard. Great post and wonderful photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Linda said...

Beautiful photos! You have a lovely blog. :)