Sunday, March 7, 2021

Garden Critters

 

When I was at the garden a week ago, I saw lots of 'critters' out and about.  In the outdoor cafe area, there were quail everywhere.  They were skittering around under all the tables looking for crumbs.  Mom and Pop here were watching it all.  


This little antelope squirrel was digging around in one of the planters.  This was also in the patio cafe area so I'm sure he was looking for bits of food too.


To my surprise this little verdin stopped by in the tree near me.  I have never had much luck photographing verdin because they never sit still long enough.  This one was practically posing for me.  How lucky is that?


Finally, here is a white-winged dove that was hiding out between the arms of a cactus.  It was all by itself, just relaxing in the shade.  Between the animals and the plants, I found lots to keep me entertained.  

I have a new post on Sharon's Sojourns today.  I was inspired to look once again at Venice.


15 comments:

Karl said...

The birds in the 1st photo are gorgeous.

Andy said...

Nature is putting a spectacular display for you.

biebkriebels said...

Beautiful pictures of the birds. It is always difficult to make a photo, they never sit without moving...:)

Travel said...

Pretty birds, very pretty birds

RedPat said...

I've never seen any of these creatures before. Love the Quail, Sharon!

Steve Reed said...

Nice shots! Those quail are amazing, with those little plumes on the tops of their heads.

Revrunner said...

Really, great shots, Sharon!

bill burke said...

Fantastic shots, Sharon!

Billy Blue Eyes said...

Nice photos, the quail look like they have little hats on

William Kendall said...

The squirrel is a cutie.

Amy said...

Quails I recognize them, they are so tiny and small.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Mom and Pop quail are adorable with their head feathers Sharon..what a beautiful series of shots from your favourite Botanical gardens 💜

Susie of Arabia said...

An outing abundant with critter sightings! It's amazing that birds and other animals are comfortable sitting on the needles of cacti! The color of the verdin's head is such an unusual shade. Great capture

Thérèse said...

I like this biodiversity in animals, everything is not lost, the DBG is working on it.

Catarina said...

Gorgeous pictures!!!