Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tuesday's Tails - 06/12/2012

I thought I'd share some pictures I've taken recently of some of our native wildlife. First up, a family of Gambel's quail hangin' out underneath the dwarf peach tree. These pictures were taken through the kitchen window, I love watching all the goings on out back! :)




Next, I caught this lizard sunning himself on a rock in the back yard. Hmmm, his tail looks suspiciously short.


The turkey vultures were cruising around one morning looking for breakfast. Yeah, I see you lookin' at me!!




This next one is a little out of focus but I like it anyway.


Finally, I mentioned the javelina last fall and some of you had never seen. Well...guess who happened to stroll down the road early one morning recently? Best of all, my camera was within easy reach! :) This one was all alone which makes me think it was a male. He was pretty big too! To give you some perspective, the dark strand of barbed wire running across the top of his back is 27 inches high. I figure he was 30 inches at the highest point on his back. There are two fences in the picture, the lighter-colored straight wire (ahem, OUR fence) was about 6 feet in front of him.

8 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i like seeing your critters! nice job catching all of them!

Marigold said...

What great wildlife you have! I love quail! And the Javelina! So cool! Saw a little band of them running down the road in CA once. Very cool! :)

dr momi said...

It's so much fun to see other areas wild animals. That javalina looks like he could make a mess of a yard! :-)

Michelle said...

Great pictures of your critters.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

What cute birds! Not so sure about the javalina though- interesting but it's pretty big!

Nancy Claeys said...

Love those little quail -- I have to admit the javelina would scare me if I saw it in my yard!

Kristina said...

Neat photos!

nancy said...

Nice shots, and does anyone eat javelinas? Or too gamey?