Thursday, June 28, 2007

The showdown...

This photo speaks for itself and thankfully nothing "ugly" ended up happening. That little cottontail is adorable...

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Gotta love that face!

It's been a while since I posted... I captured this little guy this morning. He appears to me to be a cross between a Jack and Cottontail, although I'm not sure. His ears are unusually long compared to all the others in our yard. It's becoming a rabbit sanctuary here. New ones every week and I have to say, they bring me so much joy!

Everyone who knows me, knows that I'm passionate about nature and wildlife and last week about 10 p.m. I saw a coyote pup walk right past my office window. When I saw one of the other motion lights come on toward the back of the property and looked out there to see what was going on, I saw a pack of coyotes; four that I counted. I know they were here for the rabbits and I secretly hoped my little ones would be safe that night and when I woke up the next morning, there was one of the tiniest gobbling down tufts of grass, I was relieved...

The neighbors took down some trees last week, so they can plant apple trees and I'm sure we have some of the rabbits that were living in their yard over here now. I noticed yesterday that the rabbits have a new path they've created right in front of my office window--where the bobcat once would lie in wait for squirrels. The most adorable thing I've seen since living here (10 years now) is the tiniest rabbits of the bunch jumping up or down two-railroad ties to make their way through their new path, it's simply adorable!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Itty-bitty, teeny weeny...

This little guy was out and about all day yesterday, along with his sibling. Watching and photographing them brings me so much joy! To see them run is truly funny, they're adorable.

I've become bored taking rabbit photos, so I'm trying to capture them exhibiting some kind of behavior. It's so difficult to get a sense of scale with these itty-bitty ones.

For a point of reference, this one is about the size of a teddy bear hamster and growing daily, or you could place him on a dollar bill and still see every corner. They eat several hours a day and within just a matter of weeks, I cannot tell the babies from the adults.

I hope the photo of the bird and rabbit will help show how small he really is--and we have at least three on our property right now.

Below (second image down) is their mother.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Sunrise from Newcastle, WA

This image was taken at sunrise from The Golf Club at Newcastle facing east looking at the Cascade mountain range.

Friday, June 1, 2007

New baby rabbit

We have a new and I might add "brave" baby on the block. This little guy was born about 10 days ago. We're just amazed at how brazen he is--and he's out far from his hole at all hours of the day and night.

This photo is not the best quality, but with these babies, if you can't photograph them next to something to show a sense of scale, then the only way to see they are young is by looking at their ears, so in the photos below, I was lucky enough to capture mom and baby in the same frame. In the other one, I captured a sparrow and the rabbit in the same frame. This should show how really small and cute these little guys are.

Last night one of the "twins" as we like to refer to the racoon's wasn't at all interested in the little rabbit, but they were both outside well after dark foraging for food in close proximity to one another.

Discovery Park - Seattle, WA

We were out early on Wednesday morning May 30th. We left the house about 4 a.m. to head out and shoot the sunrise reflecting back on the Olympic mountain range, however we found a more interesting subject to photograph that morning; the lighthouse next to the (believe it or not) the sewage treatment plant, just off the military section of Discovery Park.