Non-Radio – Nature at the K9ZW QTH

The home K9ZW QTH is on a bit more than 15 acres of woodland about 8 miles from my work.

We regularly get  plenty of wildlife, but that last week has been specially interesting – birds from the small Hummingbirds to a mature Bald Eagle, mammals from Chipmunks to Whitetail Deer.

A quick log of what we have seen in last days:


  • Eastern Chipmunks
  • Least Chipmunks (little ones)
  • Red Squirrels
  • Eastern Fox Squirrels
  • Eastern Gray Squirrels
  • Woodchucks
  • Opossum

  • Red Fox
  • Raccoons
  • Skunks
  • Muskrats
  • Eastern Cottontail Rabbits
  • Snowshoe Hares
  • Bats
  • Whitetail Deer


  • Hummingbirds
  • Scarlet Tannigers
  • Baltimore Oriels
  • Orchard Oriels
  • Downy Woodpeckers
  • Hairy Woodpeckers
  • Red-Bellied Woodpeckers
  • Red-Headed Woodpeckers
  • Pileated Woodpeckers
  • Wood Ducks
  • Redtail Hawks
  • Bald Eagles
  • Turkeys
  • Indigo Buntings
  • Goldfinches
  • Rose Breasted Grosbeaks
  • Blue Jays
  • Cowbirds
  • Redwing Blackbirds
  • Grackles
  • Robbins
  • Nuthatches
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • House Finches
  • Morning Doves
  • Grey Owls
  • Sandhill Cranes
  • Canada Geese
  • Cedar Waxwings
  • Northern Flicker
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Song Sparrow
  • Northern Cardinal
  • American Redstart
  • Common Redpoll
  • Pine Grosbeak
  • Blue Bird
  • Cooper’s Hawk

Creepy Ones (they came out on the few warm days we recently had – don’t tell the XYL as she doesn’t like these critters)

  • Northern Watersnake
  • Milk Snake
  • Garter Snake
  • Pine Snake

A pretty nice showing of wildlife in one’s garden!



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