It's a nice view at our place today

Discussion in 'Garden Pond Photography' started by Somethin' Fishy, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. Somethin' Fishy

    Somethin' Fishy

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2018
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    316
    Location:
    Tennessee
    We upgraded our pond view seating today:

    swing.jpg

    And as we sat there we watched this little dude just waiting for that grand daddy to make a wrong move:
    waiting.jpg

    Then this male scarlet tanager dropped in for a drink:
    tanager.jpg

    And tucked up under our porch was this chunky one taking a bat nap:
    bat.jpg
     
    Somethin' Fishy, Jul 30, 2018
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Somethin' Fishy

    bagsmom

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2014
    Messages:
    993
    Likes Received:
    1,093
    Beautiful!
     
    bagsmom, Jul 30, 2018
    #2
    Somethin' Fishy likes this.
    1. Advertisements

  3. Somethin' Fishy

    bagsmom

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2014
    Messages:
    993
    Likes Received:
    1,093
    You live in my favorite state!!!!!! I wish I could buy up acres and acres of land around the Smokies and protect it from development.
     
    bagsmom, Jul 30, 2018
    #3
    Somethin' Fishy likes this.
  4. Somethin' Fishy

    RobAmy

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2013
    Messages:
    2,841
    Likes Received:
    5,474
    Location:
    Rhode Island, USA
    Looks like a nice place to sit
     
    RobAmy, Jul 30, 2018
    #4
    Somethin' Fishy likes this.
  5. Somethin' Fishy

    sissy sissy

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    30,717
    Likes Received:
    13,891
    Location:
    Axton virginia
    battastic view
     
    sissy, Jul 31, 2018
    #5
    Somethin' Fishy likes this.
  6. Somethin' Fishy

    poconojoe

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2009
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    138
    Location:
    Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
    Very nice!
    That bat is cute. (I can't believe I just said that!) We were just talking about bats in that mosquito post!
    NOW I have to get a bat house!
     
    poconojoe, Jul 31, 2018
    #6
    sissy, cas and Somethin' Fishy like this.
  7. Somethin' Fishy

    Somethin' Fishy

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2018
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    316
    Location:
    Tennessee
    I had to evict seven big brown bats from our porch this Spring and I'm wondering if this one showed up today thinking it could get back in! We have two bat houses in a sunny spot behind the cabin, but I don't know if the bats are using them right now. I can never catch them coming or going if they are, and I can't get through the thick brush to check it out. But we did have a single little bat spend most of the winter in one of the houses, so maybe...
     
    Somethin' Fishy, Jul 31, 2018
    #7
  8. Somethin' Fishy

    sissy sissy

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    30,717
    Likes Received:
    13,891
    Location:
    Axton virginia
    They prefer darker spots for the bat house like a wooded area as that keeps them feeling protected .That is why most bats come out at night bugs and protection from other critters .Not sure about brown ones but our black little ones prefer the wooded area behind my house in dark dank area and protected .I have to take the ladder out there to put the bat houses up high
     
    sissy, Jul 31, 2018
    #8
    Somethin' Fishy likes this.
  9. Somethin' Fishy

    Somethin' Fishy

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2018
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    316
    Location:
    Tennessee
    For our area and the types of bats that may use the boxes, a warm open spot is the recommendation. I used aluminum poles to prevent invasion by predators, and since the largest bat house is so big I mounted it on dual poles that pivot, so there's no ladders involved. Lighter or medium colored stain/paints are recommended in our area as well.
    bathouses.jpg
     
    Somethin' Fishy, Jul 31, 2018
    #9
    Troutredds likes this.
  10. Somethin' Fishy

    Mmathis TurtleMommy

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    9,377
    Likes Received:
    5,243
    Location:
    NW Louisiana -- zone 8b
    Awww, I love bats!
     
    Mmathis, Jul 31, 2018
    #10
    Somethin' Fishy likes this.
  11. Somethin' Fishy

    sissy sissy

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    30,717
    Likes Received:
    13,891
    Location:
    Axton virginia
    I don't stain mine and the wood I use is from max kendalls scrap wood pile they throw out for people to take .
     
    sissy, Jul 31, 2018
    #11
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.