For over two years a rabbit has been visiting our garden. He started out as an inquisitive tiny bundle of bunny bravado that grew... and grew to become 'Bunny Boy' - the rabbit I've blogged so much about.
Every Winter he vanishes to return every Spring, but this Spring was different... this year he returned with two tiny babies following him. Bun Boy has become Bun Dad. :-) Since then he's been in the garden less and less. I'm gathering 'domestic life' keeps him too busy to sleep under barbecues or snooze by the bird bath anymore. His children have taken over the garden and kept us wonderfully entertained, but they've been hard to photograph. Tiny fluff balls don't make great photos.
I've learnt that baby buns love to play and chase each other. I've also seen the sweeter side of siblings - they groom each other and love to sleep in a bunny puddle. The one is slightly bigger than the other. The bigger sibling loves to fling himself out on the grass and snooze. The littler guy is more cheeky and likes to play tag and leap. I've named them after Peter Rabbit's siblings - Flopsy and Cottontail. :-)
Now that they are getting bigger I've been able to take some better photos. This first one is the oldest, from the end of May. You can see Flopsy left on the paving and tiny Cottontail is on the right just in front of the dark bush... eating daisies. Click on the photo for a bigger version.
The next three were taken out the dining window. They have no fear of our family, but are afraid of strangers walking by. No idea who is who here. LOL
I'd love to know which weeds are their favourites. They don't eat the grass - they dig down for some particular plant they really love.
This photo was taken right by the window. I had to place the camera right against the glass. In this one you can see that Cottontail (left) is smaller than Flopsy. :-) Cottontail also likes to sit on the garden wall! He's a cheeky one, just like his dad.
Happy Father's day Bunny Boy! :-)