The determined squirrel.

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We had four inches of snow the other day! We’ve had a lot of rain, but not much snow up until now, so it was a very pretty change of pace.

The snow may have made it easier for the squirrels to get to the feeder, I know it had to be softer than walking on the rock hard clumps of dirt. No matter what the reason, I was glad to see this one and today we had TWO!!

 

 

WORD FOR THE DAY…BLUEBIRD.

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Behold…the eastern bluebird. 

Bluebirds apparently are hunters…birds of prey. As far as I can see, they are only intimidating to very small things. They  hunt for insects, spiders, little bits of fruit and other creatures from whatever perch seems promising, they watch the ground, and then swoop down, pouncing on their prey.

I have seen this pouncing. At the time that I first observed this, I didn’t know what they were doing, but after long minutes of observation, I believed and still do, that they are actually addicted to eating dirt.

AND ON WE GO…

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THE WORDPRESS ISSUES OF YESTERDAY SEEM TO HAVE BEEN IRONED OUT. 

BECAUSE THE SNOW AND COLD ARE HANGING ON WITH A GREAT AMOUNT OF DETERMINATION, I’M SHOWING YOU SOMETHING ELSE THAT’S HANGING ON WITH GREAT DETERMINATION…THE BIRDS.

THIS IS A BLUE JAY, FEATHERS ALL PUFFED UP TO KEEP OUT THE COLD.

IF YOU ASKED ME TO GO SIT ON A BRANCH WHILE IT’S SNOWING AND FREEZING WITH NOTHING MORE THAN A COAT OF FEATHERS…I’D PUNCH YOU. (Sorry, that was mean.)

BIRDS BEING BIRDS…well what else would they be?

IN THE FIRST TWO IMAGES, THE MOURNING DOVE JUST PLUMMETS FROM THE SKY LIKE A LEAD BALLOON….WELL, ACTUALLY THEY’RE A LITTLE MORE GRACEFUL THAN THAT, BUT NOT MUCH. THEIR FEATHERS ARE PRETTY THOUGH AND THEY LOOK NICE AS THEY FLUTTER AROUND…BUT THEY’RE MORE THAN A LITTLE CLUMSY AT OTHER TIMES AND THEY JUST SEEM TO GALUMPH  AROUND IN THE GRASS,  YES, I SAID “GALUMPH”… I DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S A WORD, BUT THAT’S HOW THEY MOVE…THEY GALUMPH.
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THIS IS OUR FRIEND THE CARDINAL ONCE AGAIN…ON OUR SAFARI THROUGH T”A WINDOW INTO THE WOODS”, WE’VE SEEN THIS HANDSOME FELLOW AND HIS FRIENDS MANY, MANY TIMES…THIS ONE THOUGH..IS IT JUST ME, OR IS HIS HEAD ON BACKWARD?