Thursday, July 25, 2024
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Daily Photo: Our Winter Bunny

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Mimi intently watches something under the spruce…

The dark curved object you see at the bottom is the back of Mimi’s head and her ears. You can see what she’s watching.

Each year around this time a juvenile bunny moves into our yard, pretty well grown up now and ready to winter over to be ready for spring. They nestle into the brush piles I have round the fence, judging by where I see their tracks leading to and fro in the snow. They visit areas in the front and back yards near the bird feeders. I know they eat bird seed sometimes, and they also clean up all the little sprouts around the bird feeders, even those that happen to sprout in mid winter.

Mimi noticed our new bunny just today. Though I am close to the street, the area is well-protected for little critters. That spruce is taller than my house and blocks the wind, and I leave the branches dense on the south-facing side of the tree. The bare branches on the shaded sides of the tree are great cover for little birds, and along with the shrubs along my property line down the side of the house it’s pretty snug.

We won’t see too much of the bunny during the day as the weather gets colder, but I always see both the front yard and back yard bunny out at night in winter, and find lots of tracks in the snow; you can see some in a photo in this post from a winter day with Cookie.

So meet our front yard bunny tucked neatly in under the edge of the spruce and the burning bush. I like the look of him there, though I took several others more close up. I’ll post them here soon. Hi bunny! Don’t worry, Mimi is behind glass, but if she was outdoors, well, you might need to put on some speed.

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Our front yard bunny.

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Here’s another view of our bunny on my daily photoblog Today.

Other daily photos shared on this date

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2012: The Incriminating Pawprint
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An inky black pawprint on my work surface…

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2011: Does This Bag Make Me Look Fat?
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Mimi tries on a big bag.

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3 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Our Winter Bunny

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  • I especially love the ‘Our Front-yard Bunny’ photo. Bunny looking very comfortable in under the shrubbery n in all the fallen leaves. The combined colours.. n mystery.. of it all… charming. Thank you.
    Do you give an extra little scattering of the birds’ seeds when you’re out filling the feeders?? Or a deliberate little sprinkle, front n rear, every day.. for your winter visitors?? :))

    • Annie, the birds scatter plenty of seed for me! I also have warm water near the ground for them when all is frozen over. I have another few photos of the bunny I like and I’ll feature at least one on my photo site today. I just ran out of time last night!


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