Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Day 109

Ask and you shall receive! I didn't want to disturb them too much, but I wanted to see if I could get a good shot. It's decent. At least you can see them. 

When we bought this house, the previous owner told us that a momma bunny has babies every year in the backyard. We thought, well poor her, she won't anymore because of our dog...and kids... This yard wasn't used to a lot of activity, but we certainly brought that when we moved in. 

This has not deterred momma bunny in any way. She continues to have babies in our yard. She just adapts. 2 years ago, she had them in the planter by the swings. Last year, we didn't know where she had them, but we saw them scamper about. This year...AHA! As we were picking up the backyard yesterday, I went to grab a Nerf dart gun out of the Fisher Price plastic garden toy, and the ground moved. I realized there were a couple baby bunnies. I left the gun there as that was half of their cover under that slide. Taking a couple pictures today, I counted five! It has been raining like crazy for the past couple days, so we covered the side of the slide with some plywood. You can see the little one on the far bottom right is damp. Poor guy.. he's fine now!

So, Happy Easter week to all the bunny lovers out there. And, who says there isn't wildlife smack dab in the middle of Chicago? (Well, okay, usually me.... but this counts!) 

 Day 109
Settings:
ISO 200, f/2.2, ss 1/60, 50 mm
mini fusion from MCP Actions


17 comments:

Candi said...

How awesome is that!

Tracy said...

Awe!

Kristal said...

How cute!

Misty said...

Can everyone say AAAAAAW!

Laurie said...

That is awesome! I don't think I've ever ween a baby bunny nest before.

karren said...

Oh thank you! This is the CUTEST little bunch of bunnies! What a treat to have her in your yard. I cannot believe the great shot you got! Awesome! BEST easter surprise ever..

Angie Willis said...

They're amazingly adaptive aren't they? Nature's way of keeping the genes out there! Your photo is brilliant and I'm so glad you're taking such good care of them.

Jennifer Gammon said...

WOW! This is a great find and adorable picture!

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

oh, so very cute, nicely captured

Flower Photography said...

How adorable!!!

Courtney said...

Oh my! Aren't they adorable!! I just want to snuggle them!

Kim said...

wow how special is this... love it.

Tracy said...

How very sweet!

snapshots2011 said...

I just want to hold one and cuddle it!

every-perfect-gift.com said...

What a gift! Love that you protected them (we would too...lol).

And thank you for the name help earlier this week. =)

brenda

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

I want one!

Anita said...

Look at the adorable babies!