Watch the video below to see the babies playing and running with their mama. I combined some clips captured with my trail camera and was surprised at what I miss when I’m not at, “The Window”.
I just love this little bird…I first saw her last year and I was taken by the markings on her sweet face.
I was so happy to see her again this winter. I hadn’t seen her in a long time and I thought perhaps that she had passed on.
I hope she comes to visit for a long, long time.
From the moment this squirrel found the birdseed, you could tell it was LOVE. You can even see the squirrel kissing the bird feeder, such a romantic.
Being in love and winning over the one you love isn’t always possible. This squirrel tried and tried to get some acknowledgement from the birdseed but it wouldn’t even throw it a crumb.
Eventually, things deteriorated as these things do. The love the squirrel had for the seed diminished through frustration and all that was left was some half-hearted screaming.
Look at that sweet little face.
I wonder what the little bird’s name is,”sweet pea”,
It’s possible that this bird considers itself to be a rough and tough character. Perhaps it imagines itself a superhero of the bird world. It’s possible that it goes by the name of “Hercules”.
Of course I’ll never know what it’s name is…unless it can talk…then I would want to know a lot more than what it’s name is.
I admit it…I eavesdropped on another animal conversation, or perhaps I just imagined it. So I’ll translate what was “said”, or use my mind reading abilities as best I can.
In this first photo, I just missed capturing a picture of the little guys lips moving. Let’s begin reviewing the conversation..
“What’s up there? What is it? I smell peanuts, I’m sure of it…HEY! Don’t pretend you can’t see me down here.”
“Well that just does it. I’m coming up, I’m going to find a way up there and then we’ll just see what you’re hogging for yourself.”
The bigger raccoon finally had something to say.
“Don’t you come up here, there’s nothing up here. I’m just tidying up this bowl thingy, it looked dirty.”
“Well, if it’s just dirty, why do I smell peanuts on your breath?”
Big raccoon started to get aggravated. “I smell like peanuts because I just ate a peanut flavored breath mint. Now get back down there!”
The little raccoon begged to differ. “I just saw peanut shells stuck to your nose, I AM coming up!” As you can see, the big bandit was trying to impede his progress.
A little snarling was followed by ungraciousness. “You only think you made it up here, anything can happen.”
Two seconds later, the big raccoon spoke right to me. “I did NOT push him off, he slipped.”
I didn’t buy this version of events, right after making such a ludicrous statement, the big raccoon smiled at me and stuck a peanut in it’s mouth.