These critters wandered near enough to the house to be within camera lens distance.

This guy stopped by the water trough in the back pasture.

One of the herd that visits occasionally.

This year, there were only 5 of these but that's better than none.

Swallows resting on the front porch rail.

Hubby captured this guy out the kitchen window.

The pukekos that live on my road don't get down to my house very often.

Fortunately, this guy didn't leave any scent behind!


NatureFootstep said...

your top guy is a White-faced Heron, one I "met" wen I visited Queensland. :)

I think I saw that swallow too. Probably a Welcome Swallow.

Nice memories :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the heron is a beauty! The swallows are so cute! I love the closeup of the cow. The bunny is adorable. Wonderful variety of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Cuco ramalheiro said...

Hello Betty.
Lucky for you, to be able to photograph from the interior of your house, animals such as the heron the rabbit the pukeko the swallows and certainly others. The swallows are so cute! The bug here we call him a cobbler. Can you see why?

All the best!

Taken For Granted said...

Great wildlife photos. I especially like your photo of the cow. She looks so sweet.

Anonymous said...

Love that your and your hubby's photos picture the personality of these animals so well! Have a happy week and thank you much for sharing with All Seasons!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You got lots of critters to share this week. I love the caterpillar and that cute little bunny! Keep the camera handy! You have lots to see there! Hugs!

Jeanne said...

Such a beautiful heron! Lots of lovely critters shared

Phil Slade said...

I wondered what species of heron that was. Now I know - White faced. We dont get that one, but we do get Barn Swallows - hirundo rustica, same as yours I think. They make the world a smaller place.

Pat Tillett said...

So many creatures (large and small) close to your home. That is fantastic! Beautiful photos.

Rambling Woods said...

We share a couple of the same visitors. I have not seen a heron here yet, but a wood duck pair flew in today and they are a wonderful little tree cavity nesting duck..... Michelle

Rhonda Albom said...

I have seen quite a few monarch caterpillars around but very few seemed to have survived. I'm not sure why as there are plenty of swan plants and not too many wasps this year.

GreenComotion said...

Hi Betty-
I am heartened to hear Magicat is visiting NZ.
Good for all NZ fans.

This weekend oat of yours has some really beautiful critters, many of which are new to me. Great photos! I like the classic se-up of the caterpillars in particular.

Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

Lebensperlenzauber said...

Danke für die schönen Tierfotos!!!!!
Habe mich sehr darüber gefreut!!!

Liebe Ostergrüße
schicken wir und wünschen ein schönes Osterfest,
das viel Freude und Hoffnung schenkt
und liebes Beisammensein!
Alles Liebe und Gute
wünschen die Tiere und die Monika*

Anonymous said...

Always fun to see your visitors!

Florence said...

You've had quite a variety of visitors!