October 27th, 2015
I was very excited to see my 1st Red Squirrel in the yard on Sunday the 25th..boy, what great camoflauge they have with the leaf cover..Smaller than a Black & bigger than a Chippie...and FAST!..hoping to get a pic if he comes back..they usually don't visit feeders being very skiddish..
they like living in & around Coniferous forests..they're main foods are from the White Pines, Spruces & Hemlocks...they eat the pinecone seeds, needles among other things like the inside of certain barks. Hazel, Chestnut & Beech nuts, all of which we have plus lots of acorns..
One of our resident Black Squirrels
Mr. Blue Jay steals my Peanuts for the chippies & Squirrels
|My resident Catbird. He follows me around the yard & talks to me..He's very cool.|
Male Ruby Throat
2 Juncos & a Goldfinch
A Goldfinch & a Junco
|Juncos...prefer to eat off the ground|
My Resident Wren
Here he is again
|Northern Flicker shot with 50x zoom|
I Love my Sweet Chippies. This one is stuffing her cheeks with black oil.
Song Sparrow..if you've ever heard them sing its absolutely heavenly.
|My Nuthatch..always at the feeders.|
|This rabbit is trying my patience for sure...while being very beautiful, she is eating my young & tender Hosta leaves as they emerge in the shade garden a few feet away.....as if there isn't enough Clover to eat! and wild Violets! and tender grass shoots!|
State bird Chickadee