One of the benefits of having our office sit right on the Mississippi River is that we frequently have wildlife right outside our window.
It's not uncommon to have a bald eagle swoop down and glide right over the water or a Peregrine Falcon circle overhead in search of unlucky bunnies.
But the other day we had a cute little woodchuck walk right up to our window (our windows are at ground level), stand up on his hind legs and press his nose against the glass. And I could tell what he was thinking... These poor humans, trapped in this glass prison all day long. Tsk tsk, that's just so inhumane!
Of course as soon as I picked up my camera he scurried away onto the patio. But then I did get this picture.
Then not more than an hour later we heard a "tapping" sound on the glass and looked up to see a female Mallard looking into the room. She apparently was asking for our help in ridding her of the 4 horny males that wouldn't leave her alone. After shooing the guys away, I grabbed this shot of the proud new momma, taking her kids down to the water for their very first swim!
I'm looking forward to watching these little guys grow up - as I'm sure they're looking forward to watching us grow old. In our cage.