Category Archives: squirrels

Celebrating backyard birds

Sitting in the backyard is so much better than television! Click on pictures to enlarge.

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And, don’t forget the mammals.

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Squirrel play

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.

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Squirrels have big fun

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.

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I don’t think I’ll comment on this one…

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Tomato thief

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.

 

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Tasty apples

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.

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Now for a little nap.

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Need more snow

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.

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Winter visitors

It’s always great to see all the visitors to the feeders at this time of year. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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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.

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Nuthatches seem to do pretty much everything upside down.

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Hello

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.

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