Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Squirrel and a Bird.

Yesterday I took a photograph of this little guy, and asked him nicely if he would please leave some seed for the birds. He very kindly listened to me because this morning......when I looked outside I saw several birds but they all flew off when I moved the curtain. I did take a few shots. Unfortunately they were all blurry except this one.

Color me happy that I got at least one reasonably decent shot of this little House Finch. It is rainy here in Northern Virginia and cold, 39 deg. F. It could be colder I suppose but I am happy I am inside wrapped up in Mrs. Brown's blanket, coffee on the end table and blogging away to my heart's content.

29 comments:

  1. And you captured the House Fince in a natural setting. I am going to have a hard time with that. They are coming to my feeders, but I would rather capture them in the trees like you have.

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  2. Wow. Could you send your squirrel down my way in Geaorgia? We coild use him here. I'm sure he'd be a good influence on the gluttons that hang upside down on our feeder. :0)

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  3. I know what you mean Leedra, I enjoy them in the trees but it can be hard to do at times.

    Grandpa, next time he is visiting, I'll tell him to come right on down :)

    Last time I looked my birdfeeder has disappeared again. Yesterday I found it laying on the ground three feet away from the deck, with the screw top unscrewed! Clever little guys aren't they?

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  4. hah...you caught the little furry with a seed in his mouth...how cute! he indeed must have listened to your request...i mean, why wouldn't he?
    i keep wondering where the squirrels are around here...hubby claims they are out there...but i have yet to see a one.
    have a good evening.

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  5. Cute pics. I've seen one like this in my yard but my shots of it weren't the best seeing how I took it through the screen. :-) I know the feeling of being glad that at least one shot came out.
    :-D

    And you shot on the main page of today's flowers is beautiful!

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  6. Thank you Good Life and 2SweetnSaxy, for the nice comments and for dropping by.

    I am grateful to all of you who have taken the time to visit and leave a comment. Can't tell you enough how much I appreciate it. This blogging world is a joy, you get to meet the nicest people.

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  7. That squirrel is so cute!! There are so many of them around here and they all seem to be getting ready for winter.

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  8. Beautifully captured. That squirrel look tame.

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  9. Denise: Very nice shot of the squirrel and the finch. We have the same weather and a buck should up behind some doe today.

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  10. wonderful shots and excellent narration!

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  11. Lovely picture of the finch Denise and I could see the raindrops on the branches. Glad squirrel was kind enough to leave something for your feathered friends.

    A x

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  12. How lovely !! I wished I had some squirrels here in our garden, but they are very very rare. They are also smaller and red. Only in the UK the squirrels are like yours and in Italy you can even find black once !!

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  13. A very nice squirrel and a wonderful picture of the house finch Denise!

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  14. We have a rainy day here today too, and it is indeed nice to be looking out from inside on a day like this. The squirrel picture is rather delightful and it looks quite content sitting there. I love the House Finch too, especially so as we seldom see them here.

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  15. You did great on both the squirrel and the House Finch! My birds are so greedy that I don't mind the squirrels at all, as you know :-)

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  16. So amazing!Wonderful post and picture!
    "Love" is the best way to say something...You did it!

    :-) Léia

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  17. heeh Denise,
    What a luick! I found your 2th blog as I am also a follower of My world, this is so interesting, because I like YOUR world (this squarrel) and you!

    Greetings from JoAnn Holland

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  18. Hello. I haven't been around in a while. Life got a little busy and I had to get caught up.

    I just pulled out my extra bird feeders for the winter. When my flowers are not blooming I turn my garden over to critters. I have my studio on the 2nd floor of my home that overlooks the garden. I love to watch the birds, etc. busily eating up all that I feed them.

    I love the pics.

    I hope you and your family had a Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the Christmas Season.

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  19. Great pictures, Denise. Thank you for sharing them. I know we've got sparrows here in Hawaii. I wonder why I don't seem to see any. I'll have to pay attetion more. I seem to only see doves, mynahs, finches, bulbuls and some sea birds.
    No squirrels here, that's for sure.

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  20. those tree-rats will go after anybody's feeder - even tried to get in my rose-bush the other day but didn't manage to spoil it for the coal-tits.

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  21. It's lovely to curl up on the sofa in a warm blanket with a cup of tea in one hand and enjoying the wildlife outside. Mr Squirrel is very cute and Finches are one of my favourite birds. Lovely photo's :o)

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  22. Sorry for gate-crashing on the family party :-) and I just love your pictures and wish I were in Virginia, rather than icy Yorkshire tonight!!! :-) I long to move to America and find your posts fascinating...and now, having in intruded, will just say thank you...:-)

    Hilliard & Croft

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  23. We used to think our squirrels were very cute, but any more we tend to think of them as fuzzy tailed rats. Sorry, but they have ruined too many things in the garden.
    You sound very cozy indoors.

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  24. Oh my squirrels are eating anything they can get..Nice photo of the house finch...

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  25. Both squirrel and a bird are so cute. I like these photos very much. I noticed that they are even more beautiful when I enlarged them. A squirrel photo made me smile; as if he/she really was listening to what you were telling him.

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  26. You make it sound so good, I think I'll join you!

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  27. Great photos, Denise. I had house finches nesting in one of my hanging baskets this year, so cool.

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  28. I love the way the squirrel is staring at you and your camera.

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