Saturday, May 10, 2014

sitting in a tree, minding my own business

I went back to the park this morning, with the thought of looking for wildflowers, but really, I wanted to see those coyotes. Judging by the number of rabbits and squirrels roaming about, I figured the coyote family was still burrowed. Surely there would have been a lot of chittering going on if they were out and about?
In fact, it was strangely quiet. Except for a woodpecker I desperately followed with my binoculars, very few birds were making any sound. Then I heard a scritching noise, like nails on tree bark that raccoons make. 
When I looked up, I found this little guy.
He had found a nut.

and it was good.
at one point he answered a call to mama saying "I'm here" (or something along those lines; it was hard to tell what with his mouth full of walnut)
but mostly he just gnawed and sucked away and wasn't the least bit bothered by my presence
by this time, I had found the 'pets' setting on my camera and was able to really zoom in
aw, don't you love the bit of fur growing on his hand
and he can't wipe his mouth, or he'll drop his walnut


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    1. isn't he just?? I'm not sure if this was the same one that was chasing an adult around the ground earlier on my walk (I'm sure there are more than one family living there...)

  2. I am amazed by the settings that they have on cameras nowadays. It would confuse me terribly if I ever got a new one. But you are did get some very good shots of that squirrel down to the crumbs on his little mouth. Very stealthy!

    1. I know! I rarely venture from the 'auto' settings, but since he wasn't about to run away - and I got very close - I decided to see what the other settings offered and was surprised at the zoom on 'pets'. I'd no idea!
      that crumb shot is completely unedited, btw.

  3. Awwww. More handsome than a coyote methinks.

  4. Aren't they a pain, but cute!!!! I love the stamps with the roses, too.

  5. Lovely photos of the squirrel. I'm sure our British greys don't have that cute tuft of hair on their hands - it's gorgeous.

    1. this one is still very young, so growing into his fur, I guess.

  6. Squirrels are plain cuteness at any age, but especially the young ones.


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