Okay, so maybe Wildlife is stretching it a bit.

Photo Credit: Mike Olness

Okay, so maybe Wildlife is stretching it a bit.

My favorite wildlife photos captured from all over


My favorite wildlife photos captured from all over.

The happy couple snoozing in the sun. If you don't mind snakes, this is a really cool shot. If you do mind them, keep moving, nothing to see here. This Osprey was not happy about my taking his picture. Thunder & Dancer checking out what's going on. A lone duck at the end of the day The King of the Beasts looks so unhappy at the Norfolk zoo. Brandy & Her Ball As the summer cools a bit, the critters are starting to be out a little more during our walks through the park. These little Skinks are quick and almost impossible to get a good focus on. Even well back with a zoom lens, they jump around. I must have taken 50 pictures to get these. As the summer cools a bit, the critters are starting to be out a little more during our walks through the park. These little Skinks are quick and almost impossible to get a good focus on. Even well back with a zoom lens, they jump around. I must have taken 50 pictures to get these. As the summer cools a bit, the critters are starting to be out a little more during our walks through the park. As the summer cools a bit, the critters are starting to be out a little more during our walks through the park. As we were walking across one of the bridges, I glanced to the left and saw this sitting on an old tree stump, sunning itself. Paper Wasp getting a bit of sun on a chilly afternoon in December. During a little stroll through the swamp, we stumbled across one of the locals. During a little stroll through the swamp, we stumbled across one of the locals. During a little stroll through the swamp, we stumbled across one of the locals. During a little stroll through the swamp, we stumbled across one of the locals. During a little stroll through the swamp, we stumbled across one of the locals. A Great Blue Heron waiting for a fish to swim by. I probably spent way too much time trying to capture these photos, but it is so relaxing A Robin shows up to check out the party This little guy showed up twice while we were there. I think Lee sent him to have look around. Despite causing a little panic the first time, he was a welcome guest and we were glad to see him. I probably spent way too much time trying to capture these photos, but it is so relaxing I probably spent way too much time trying to capture these photos, but it is so relaxing I probably spent way too much time trying to capture these photos, but it is so relaxing I probably spent way too much time trying to capture these photos, but it is so relaxing I probably spent way too much time trying to capture these photos, but it is so relaxing I probably spent way too much time trying to capture these photos, but it is so relaxing I probably spent way too much time trying to capture these photos, but it is so relaxing I finally got the birds to cooperate with the birdfeeder! Little Finches have been hanging out for the free lunch! Little Finches have been hanging out for the free lunch! Little Finches have been hanging out for the free lunch! Little Finches have been hanging out for the free lunch! Little Finches have been hanging out for the free lunch! Half twist on the landing for extra points! These seeds are stale! Look at me! Look at me! The lone oddball, but he's cute! Even though it is below freezing here, the little woodpeckers are still frequent visitors. Today was about 19 degrees and this guy was still looking for a free lunch. This guy is pretty and much bigger than the little guys who usually visit the feeder. His bright red head  really stands out in the sun. He wasn't making it easy to get a good photo. He was way up in the top of the tree and hidden by the branches. I had to keep moving around as he jumped from limb to limb. He wasn't making it easy to get a good photo. He was way up in the top of the tree and hidden by the branches. I had to keep moving around as he jumped from limb to limb. He wasn't making it easy to get a good photo. He was way up in the top of the tree and hidden by the branches. I had to keep moving around as he jumped from limb to limb. He wasn't making it easy to get a good photo. He was way up in the top of the tree and hidden by the branches. I had to keep moving around as he jumped from limb to limb. He wasn't making it easy to get a good photo. He was way up in the top of the tree and hidden by the branches. I had to keep moving around as he jumped from limb to limb. He wasn't making it easy to get a good photo. He was way up in the top of the tree and hidden by the branches. I had to keep moving around as he jumped from limb to limb. He wasn't making it easy to get a good photo. He was way up in the top of the tree and hidden by the branches. I had to keep moving around as he jumped from limb to limb. He wasn't making it easy to get a good photo. He was way up in the top of the tree and hidden by the branches. I had to keep moving around as he jumped from limb to limb. He wasn't making it easy to get a good photo. He was way up in the top of the tree and hidden by the branches. I had to keep moving around as he jumped from limb to limb. When the dogs come out to chase the squirrels, they all bail over the fence. Trying to catch them in the air is very tough. They're quick! I don't know what the squirrels get out of the new leaves, but every day, there were at least 6 up there, dangling from the branches This was the first time we had seen a Pileated Woodpecker around the house. He was good sized and really committed to his "Headbanger's Ball." The squirrel on top of the log was very curious about this thing that beat its head against the log. Unfortunately, the woodpecker didn't appreciate the intrusion. I think we have a pair of these who live in the forest behind us. I see them almost every day. The Blue Jays showed up for a quick visit I think the same pair of Cardinals who were here last year are back again. The female is sitting just to his left, but she's behind a branch. So, no photo.