Monday, June 27, 2011

Wild Things, Part 1: Squirrels (and a cute little green bird)

Last week, I spotted a little squirrel snacking under the bird feeder, just as I stepped out the front door. Usually they skitter right away as soon as they see us, but this one stayed put. It must have been hungry! Naturally, I thought "photo op!" and slipped back inside for my camera.

I kept expecting it to dash away, but instead, the next thing I knew, another little guy (girl?) ventured into camera range...

Why, hello there! Care to join me for lunch?

 and then, what a treat! a little green bird decided it must be safe and joined the party.

Don't mind if I do! Thank you!

I ran out of time to post these before heading out of town for the weekend, but even though my camera is filled with photos of weekend fun in the sun with girlfriends, I'm posting these first. It's the least I can do in gratitude for this little guy's (girl's?) desperate courage.

P.S. Anyone know what kind of bird this is?
P.S.S. You probably already guessed from the title, but I have even more photographs of wild things that I'll First, I have to finally install Photoshop Elements to use for editing the "fun in the sun" photos of my girlfriends, or they'll kill me. (They gave it to me for this very reason.) Oh, and then I have to write about my weekend over on Long Hollow. But I'll be back with more wild things here soon!


  1. These are just adorable Barbara!

  2. Oh my gosh Barbara! It looks like you may have spotted and been blessed to capture in your photo a female 'Painted Bunting'! Keep your eyes open because there is probably a male around there somewhere and he is a sight to behold! Bright cobalt blue head, yellow & green back and wings and a fiery red-orange breast and throat! I'm going to try and include a link to some beautiful photos of both the male & female and you'll see what I'm talking about. See if you think that's what you snapped. Great capture! Liz

  3. Great captures !
    What surprises !!
    They all looks lovely...
    Greetings from France,


  4. How wonderful! Such a joy to watch nature interacting. That is such a sweet tiny bird. I don't know what it is. But is sure is cute!

    Happy Tuesday Barbara!
    xo Catherine

  5. Now that's unusual to see a bird alongside squirrels. Little daredevil! Great shots!

  6. Liz is does look exactly like a female Painted Bunting!! WOW!!

  7. Lucky you!!!!!!! I saw my first Indigo Bunting back in the spring. He came around for 2 short days, never to be seen again. They are beautiful birds. Great captures. Looking forward to seeing your girls weekend photos.

  8. Thanks for letting me know what that little bird was, Liz. I wish I'd looked around more - I bet the male wasn't far away!


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