Monday, May 21, 2012


 The squirrels have pretty much given up trying to steal food from my feeders.  They've been pretty content to eat on the patio wall or under the feeders.  There's certainly no lack of food UNDER the feeders due to the woodpeckers and titmouse (or is it titmice?) throwing all the seeds out in search for their favorite morsels.

 There's always some danger for them to feed from the patio stone wall though.

 Frequently, they will freeze and not move for minutes!  
Oftentimes, there is a good reason for this.

 Like this visitor who has just landed in the nearby trees.

 This Cooper's Hawk stops in occasionally checking things out.
He has gotten so bold as to land on the patio wall.
But so far, Rocky Squirrel has had luck on his side!

 Here, he is giving me the eye through my office window 
as I grabbed my camera and began shooting.

He gave me the once over

 and flew over to our wood pile in hopes of

 catching this little gal.
Fortunately, for Carmen Chipmunk,
she was too fast for him!

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Hope your week is getting off to a great start.
I've been a bit absent lately being distracted with
other 'stuff' that needed my attention.
This Spring seems so busy ... a good busy ... but still busy.
Can't wait to see what you've all been up to!