Buddy's Backyard is a photography blog on all things wildlife that visit his terrain. The photography is by Kat Nequette, she enjoys taking wildlife photos of all sorts of birds and wildlife critters that visit Buddy's backyard.
It's no secret that Buddy's Backyard is open to new people, since we were seeing (a) Woodchuck we were calling it Woody but then there were two. We had already discuss about changing the name Woody and now we had more of a reason to rename the woodchuck.
They love the Peanut Butter sandwiches treats just like every other critters of Buddy's Backyard, but we had to wonder what else do Woodchuck eats??? They like to eat veggies, we had been trying to grow alfalfa for our turkeys and turns out Woodchuck will eat them too.
But we learned upon reading they like to eat leafy things on vegetables . . . so we tried Carrots. Days goes by and they hadn't eaten the Carrots, until one day we see that either Wilbur or Chick WAS eating the Carrot. However he/she was only eating the actual carrot and not the leafy stem . . . confused? We were as well.
They love one of our water bowls we have out . . . they have easy access to food and water. We have multiple water bowls because of how much critters we get in our backyard. Never did we expect our ducks to take baths in the orange water bowl and never did we expect our woodchucks diving in for a drink.
Starting from the top and working to the bottom, this one large piece of Carrot probably took Wilbur or Chick awhile to eat it. But they're comfortable enough to enjoy a sit-down and chow down.
Some extra photos to share . . .
We have no idea who is who . . . we don't know if they're boy/girl, girl/girl or boy/boy. But this isn't the first time we have had a woodchuck in our backyard and it great to see them more often now.
It's no secret that we feed crows, three of them to be exact or at least that how many we often see at one time. We often call them Larry, Moe and Curly (The Three Stooges) but very hard to tell apart of each others.
As you can see there's five of them in the picture(s), at least two are babies. Slightly smaller in size and are learning the way of being a crow.
I believe that the adults are teaching their young ones where to go for food during the winter, although there's food out now because it's summer. But the adults introduce the youngs to our backyard, where we got tons of food we feed to all sorts of critters
Looking forward to seeing them teach their young one of the routine of Buddy's Backyard.
It's been the same usual crowd . . . the woodchuck has been our newest visitor. But he/she isn't that much of a new visitor, he/she been at our backyard before. We have given the woodchuck a name, Woody.
We have started to see some of the babies from grackles, orioles and robins. Everyone love baths, especially on hot days.