Now, here are the photos from yesterday where I went to do a Grassland Bird Survey (GBS) with my supervisor's husband in the morning (woke up around 5:20am), then came back to their home and got ready to go to their cottage. Overall, it was a fulfilling but tiring day, considering I woke up early than usual and kayaked and canoed (not activities I do everyday).
In the morning.
European Starlings nesting in telephone pole.
Seeing White-tailed Deer in the field.
This is Herschel, the other cat in my supervisor's house.
Arriving at the cottage.
Bringing the kayaks and canoes out.
In the water!
Other critters around the cottage - bumble bee resting on window edge.
Maybe a Sweat Bee.
Green Frog on the lake shores.
The drawers and hidden spaces in the cottage was full of mice droppings and beech nut shells. We spent quite a while cleaning up and when we were about to head home, we got this surprise!
Four deer mice babies in a pillow with cotton possibly from mattresses.
In the end, we moved them out of the cottage and placed near the foundation of the building hoping the mother would be able to find them and take them somewhere else.
Another cute animal around the cottage - Eastern Chipmunk.