The birds are eating like there's no tomorrow. I actually spotted a fat woodpecker, one of the big Red-bellied Woodpeckers. I don't think I've ever seen a fat woodpecker. But this one was very round ... and very big, too. Today, while it isn't sunny, it is warm. 70 degrees and going up. I don't … Continue reading BIRDS AND SQUIRRELS – Marilyn Armstrong
In the end, Owen bought an inexpensive trail camera for the back deck. It arrived yesterday and we set it up on a tripod. This morning, I put the chip in the computer and we had 137 pictures of our woodland creatures. They arrived in three waves. The flying squirrels showed up first, at around … Continue reading ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT – Marilyn Armstrong
That's right. It's National Squirrel Day, a special day designed to honor the furry and honorable squirrels of our world. And here are some pictures to prove it! SQUIRREL APPRECIATION DAY On January 21st, Squirrel Appreciation Day recognizes a critter some consider a pest and others see as just fascinating. The creator, Christy Hargrove, is … Continue reading IT’S NATIONAL SQUIRREL DAY! – Marilyn Armstrong
BONUS SQUARES There is actually a chip in one of my cameras, but there's nothing much on it yet. I just inserted it. I've gotten into the habit of replacing a chip as soon as I remove one so that I won't have one of those "moments" when you realized you removed the SD card, … Continue reading THE BONUS SQUARES – Marilyn Armstrong
The squirrels knocked down one of the feeders this morning, so we filled it up and put it back. The ground feeders love all that fallen seed and it's in a nice, safe place where the bird-eating hawks can't easily go. The squirrels also like it. All the corn and the big pieces of nuts … Continue reading FEATHERED FRIENDS AND FLUFFY TREE CLIMBERS – Marilyn Armstrong
The squirrels were glued to both feeders. The birds were flying around trying to figure out a way of getting a seed for themselves. Three little birds sat on the rail below the feeders, periodically looking up to see if, by any chance, one of both squirrels had decided they'd had enough and left. If … Continue reading LITTLE BIRDS AND WELL-FED SQUIRRELS – Marilyn Armstrong
We don't have the fastest, leaping squirrels. They don't do tricks. What they do is hang around and eat. A lot. I took some pictures. You tell me if this squirrel doesn't have the fattest butt you've seen on a wild squirrel! Impressionist squirrels. So they don't all look exactly the same.