|Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)|
-By Yerpo - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32004988
Yesterday I hosed down the front door, as the glass was all smudgy from the soap. I guess I did too good of a job, because early this morning, before the sun was even up, a little bird flew headfirst into the storm door. I was cautious opening the door when I heard the thump, because I was a bit concerned about things bumping into my door at 7 AM when it was still fairly dark out. The little guy was on his back, and I thought he was a goner. I nudged him with my toe, which flipped him right side up, and he stood and hopped a bit! I put him in a box of wood shavings on the deck - safe from marauding kitties, and an hour later, he had flown away. I was able to identify him as an Eastern Towhee...a pretty little thing.
|Photo by Jim Hully of smugmug.com|
Now I am off to clean out the chicken house a bit. It was pretty smelly this morning when I opened up after closing up for our chilly 38* night!
That's the critter report from Poplar Ridge.