July 14, 2014

Squirrels, Squirrels Everywhere

When photo opportunities get rare as it does every summer and winter, I always can fall back on shooting pictures of squirrels.  This year we have a bumper crop of them which is my first indicator that we are going to have a bad winter next year.

All the squirrels in the pictures are of some of this years crop.  You may notice that when they get around each other that their tails get bigger.  This posturing makes them look bigger and more furious.






July 11, 2014

Young Birds

I had hoped to have lots of pictures of young birds but luck wasn't with me.

Sure, we have lots of youngsters around but they are actually all about the same size as the parents. .. Young Grackles, Red wing Blackbirds, Blue Jays are all dull colored versions of the parents.  About the only bird that you could really till was a young version of the adult was a Rose-breasted Grosbeak. At least he is feeding himself.


July 7, 2014

Young Chipmunks

Saw this pair of young chipmunks.  They spent most of their time up in a tree.







July 2, 2014

Mourning Dove

Don't have many pictures in my saved files.  Haven't seen many opportunities and the weather hasn't been the best.

I don't know what it is about Mourning Doves that gives me a total feeling of peace and tranquility but they do.  I could watch and listen to these birds for hours.