This cute little nuthatch flew into the house one morning when I left the doors open to catch the dawn breeze. It took me a while to catch her - she was so small she went right through the holes in our bird net! I returned her safely outside with the rest of the flock that visits our garden every morning for a drink.
A great-horned owl that likes to hang out in our neighbor's snag at dawn. She's one of a pair that nest in another neighbor's oak tree down the street. We also have a pair of red-shouldered hawks and a pair of Caracaras that should arrive for nesting within the next week or two, and the tree ducks arrive in January.
Our two resident rat snakes - and an ex rat nest between them (they had apparently eaten the inhabitants).
Dawn mist in the greenbelt (no critters in this pic - that I know of)
Mr and Ms Toad. This pair of Gulf Coast toads hide under the barn foundation during the day, but emerge at dusk to spend the night hunting bugs. The big one (on the right) is larger than my hand!
Dawn over the back pasture.
If you squint really hard, there's a deer in the exact middle of the frame. Promise!
Eastern yellow-bellied racer