We do not see many red squirrels around Lawrence. He is enjoying the walnut.
Sitting in the backyard is so much better than television! Click on pictures to enlarge.
And, don’t forget the mammals.
I watched this squirrel having a grand time this morning with an old vine. He was like a kitten pulling it, chasing it, rolling around. Fun to watch! And, it’s fun to have some snow-free days to hang out in the yard. Click on pictures to enlarge.
These two know how to have fun. They threw each other around all up and down the tree, then rolled around on the ground for a while. I know some of the pictures make it look like fighting, but there was no malice involved, just play, and perhaps some courtship? 🙂 Click on pictures to enlarge.
I don’t think I’ll comment on this one…
I am very happy to share with the squirrels. We regularly put out apple cores and other goodies. However, this young squirrel delights in green roma tomatoes. While, I watched, he ate about half of one and discarded it. He then started back toward the patio for more with no regard that I was standing right in front of the plant. I couldn’t stop laughing. He stopped short of taking another one while I was there, but of course, he came back later. Click on pictures to enlarge.
Whenever we have apples, which is pretty often, we leave the cores in the yard. The squirrels and rabbits love them. Click on pictures to enlarge.
Now for a little nap.
Really, we do not need more snow. 🙂 The weather and work have made it a bit tougher to get out to the usual places, but our feeders in the yard are hopping. I’m filling them up pretty much every day. Here are a few of the regulars. Click on pictures to enlarge.
It’s always great to see all the visitors to the feeders at this time of year. Click on pictures to enlarge.
A great way to help birds this winter is to create a brush pile. It’s a good place to keep warm and hide from predators.
Nuthatches seem to do pretty much everything upside down.
I have been a bit behind on updating the blog, but I hope to be posting quite a few updates this week. It’s always fun to go through the pictures again. When choosing which pics to post, I always see something new. It’s one of the things I love about photography. In the field, I see one thing, and the image on the camera LCD screen isn’t really big enough to see detail. At home, zooming in on the pictures, I may see that they are not quite as good as I thought they were going to be, or, I may find I am pleasantly surprised by color and expression that I could not see in detail when I took the picture.
I was standing under a power line in our backyard, taking pictures of robins, I think, when this squirrel came running along the line, paused briefly to look down at me, then went on his way. Click on pictures to enlarge.