Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

October 24, 2014

Wildlife Walk

I decided to continue looking for an active beaver pond. Alas, the pond on the Heustis Forest trail was empty. Someone from the County was in with a clam digger and got rid of the beaver dam and lake. Why they would do that is beyond me. It used to be full of ducks, beavers and other wild life. End of rant!

 To make up for it, sort of, I found a Whisky Jack or Gray Jay, or Camp Robber. The link below gives some interesting info on them.
 In the fall if you are out and about, a fire draws them like a magnet. They are quite tame, hence the name Camp Robber. I have had them land on my shoulder and peck at my hat when hunting.
The Partridge or as we know it "chicken" is also quite tame  and also very tasty.

Then, of course, what would a walk in the bush be like without a Red Squirrel or two chattering at you.
I was hoping to run across a bear, but no such luck. I have an agreement with them. "I don't hunt bears, and they don't hunt me." Just as well I didn't see any . I left my bear spray at home.


TexWisGirl said...

well, these 3 i don't get to see. and glad you didn't run into any bears. :)

Bethany Carson said...

Great photo of the red squirrel! That must have been neat to have a bird land on your shoulder!

peihome said...

Nice. Nothing better than checking in with the local nature. There are whiskyjacks on Vancouver Island at the higher elevations - I often had them steal bits of lunch when I wasn't looking!
As for bears, no thanks!

Montanagirl said...

I never get to see what you saw! Although, I have seen a Gray Jay when visiting in Alaska.

MTWaggin said...

You got some very fun shots and I agree about the beaver dam - if it wasn't flooding out something important why didn't they leave it alone. Sigh.

Debbie said...

that's a good deal you have with those bears!! pretty birds, in their natural habitat!!!

Terri said...

Awesome shots - glad no bear..unless you were prepared to run up on one! :)