Suburban Wildlife

Where we can watch and relate to wildlife in a suburban backyard.
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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Hey Rusty - I thought you invited me for dinner?

Yes, more photographs of Napoleon. It's a nice day out there but this squirrel is the only visitor at the feast. Napoleon is getting so tame I can bring the camera, (and flash fill)- within a foot of him and he simply goes on stuffing himself.

It's time I got to work on the African violet stuff, at least until some other animals or birds show up. ATB!

Napoleon wondering whats on the menu today.


One very happy and probably overfed critter.

The birds have been staying away from the feeder today. It's clear and quite warm outside, perfect weather for taking photos but Napoleon is the only one willing to pose.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Bright Day

The storm has passed, the new fallen snow is bright and clean. There is still a chill in the air but the birds sound happy.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Groundhog Day

Indeed, our local groundhog cares not a bit for our human ideas about shadows and spring. He was staying warm and snug in his den - wherever it is. Obviously though no one saw any shadow today. But like the other local critters, who cares? Spring will come when it comes. ATB!

A Path to Follow

Not that much snow here, the wind and drifting was the main problem. Both birds and squirrels made good use of the feeder.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Napoleon Waiting

Waiting for me to put more food on the feeder. He is stocking up for the snowstorm thats supposed to arrive early tomorrow morning. Even the birds seemed more excited. They kept me busy today. The weather is slightly warmer but still no sign of any raccoon activity this year. My bet is even the groundhog will be a no-show. (Grin). Smart critter!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Will he....?

Yes, this is our local groundhog. Now I wonder, will he see his shadow tomorrow? In fact it's so doggone cold here tonight I think Mr. GH would be wise to stay in his den, (wherever it is) - and keep warm.

Last night was minus 21C outside the Retreat. This morning the sky was crystal clear. And yet, the clouds are moving in and the temperature may not drop as low. Hope springs,(wrong word perhaps) - eternal. ATB!