Monday, July 8, 2013

More In The Beasts & Birds Department

Yes, I got around to processing more shots from last summer/fall. Only took a few months. Hope you think the wait was worth it.

You might ask yourself - "What does a clever Bluejay do with a peanut when he's too darn full to eat another bite?"

Or you might not. But let's pretend you did.

Here's the jay with the pilfered nut.

In the next yard over from mine is a thick, bushy tree. Mr. Jay flew to it like he knew what he was doing.

Now, to tuck it in, like so.

And let's just hope nobody (except that human) noticed.

I like the shot of the grey squirrel below because I think it illustrates their curiosity and intelligence. Plus, he's cute.

A juvenile Night Heron posed nicely for me on a fence near Hilary's place.

One evening, as Hilary and I walked around the pond near her house, we heard a rustling in a tree above us. You'll note the night-time bandit has not missed too many meals.

I've taken hundreds of photos of chipmunks. I hope to take hundreds more. They are charming, totally irresistible little rascals. I captioned the shot below as "What to do? What to do?"

The female grey squirrel below picked up a peanut and then sat still for a couple of moments, seemingly lost in thought.

I've probably taken nearly as many pics of Mourning Doves as I have of chipmunks. Their tiny heads, robotic movements and shimmering beauty fascinate me.

Milkweed pods are also a favourite subject, whether the seeds are still embedded, as below:

Or after they've poofed.

Finally, a pic of a lonely leaf in autumn.

Thanks kindly for your time and attention. See you next time.