Doves on a gopher mound
Freddy Fly Catcher
Shirley Snapper, Shelly’s sister
The other side of Shelly Snapper, Shirley’s sister
Bob Bullfrog’s Back
Bethany Bullfrog, Barney’s sister
Peter Porcupine sleeping
Doris and Diesel Duck checking out the ducky looking grass.
Gabby Grebe in hiding
49 thoughts on “Turtles, Doves, All In The Family”
I enjoyed your extended family, Tim! All beautiful and interesting creatures.
Thanks, Lavinia. These were the critters I encountered walking the mile to see Nora and fuzzy.
A lovely post to end a day of sunshine, Tim. I agree with Lavinia – all beautiful and interesting creatures. I love your family.
Thanks, Rebecca. As I mentioned to Lavinia, these were the critters I encountered on may way to and from visiting Nora Owl and Fuzzy.
Now that is a diverse set of images subjects! Actually never seen a porcupine in the wild (not really a Midwest creature) and you made me laugh out loud at the fish fart.
Fish farts are quite explosive. Porcupines are interesting, large rodents. Thanks, Brian.
You have the best neighbors!
Amazing naturist instincts, Sir. And, with comments, Brilliant!
What a lovely ‘family’ you have. Truly!
Thanks, Shey. Not the most loving, but they are fun.
As a native German-speaker, there is always something funny with the word “turtle”, because we have “Turteltauben” (=European turtle doves) in Europe and learned about the word “turtles” in English, so the brain always feels the irritating double-sense as a joke – nice to see, you probably know. 😄
There’s a Off Center reference to turtledoves in the title. Thanks, Puzzleblume.
Glorious collection of beasts.
Some of them are truly beasts. Thanks, Couriors.
One big happy family 🙂
Buona giornata Timothy!
That’s quite a family. Cinnamon is unusual . A hybrid?have a great day!
I don’t know if the cinnamon quacker is hybrid or just a plain sweet looking duck. Thanks, Holly.
I think she knows she is hybrid! “)
Good ones here, Tim. And the images too 😉
Your wordplay and naming skills are in fine form, Tim. 🙂
I love playing with words. It’s safer than playing with the wild critters. Thanks, Mary Jo.
Unless the Fish name is mr. Fish, I think someone’s left out! 😉
I agree with Mary Jo, by the way! 😉
Your paradise has very interesting creatures and I love your interactions [even if some don’t talk back! ;-)].
Or Señor fish. The fish was defined well enough to get a positive ID, so he was generic. Like I just mentioned to Mary Jo, playing with words is safer than playing with the wild critters. I’m at a safe distance photographing them with the bazooka.
I’m glad you were equipped with the bazooka because some of those critters aren’t great to socialize with! 😉
Snapping turtles are not renowened for the social abilities.
…nor bullfrogs, I suspect!!! 🤣
Bullfrogs are just plain silly, but they would eat me if they could.
Happy Family Indeed!
What a fantabulous collection!
Fish Fart… lol…
Thanks, Dale. Happy you got a laugh out of it.
Fantastic creatures and pictures of them!
How nice your photos are! Are you the one who gives all your neighbors their names or did they introduced themselves that way? 🙂
Hi Flo. I name them based on how their personalities of lack of personality stuck me.
You do it well!
I have lots of practice naming critters.
Many of Michigan’s lakes have a swampy end. I love the diversity of life that lives there in those mud shallows.
Thanks, dunelight. I’m of Welsh decent and my Viking wife calls me a “bog dweller”. That may be why I like critters that hang out in the shallows and muddy banks around here.
What a wonderful potpourri of nature, Tim! Thank you!
It’s the opposite over here. Oh well!
You have a different type of wildlife in the urban environment. More of wild life. Thanks, Resa.