Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Standoff

Two squirrels came to a standoff yesterday. It is interesting to be an observer on such occasions. There was definitely an alpha and he wasn't going to give in. It wasn't really much of a skirmish, no ears were nipped, no fur went flying. A little bit of a dosey-doe and as the music of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly resounded in my head, I watched them vie for the few last remnants of seed left in the feeder.


The winner.
The loser. I threw a few peanuts and some sunflower seeds out to him as a consolation prize....

and promised them I would fill up the feeder first thing tomorrow. In the meantime I am off to get some sleep.

15 comments:

ilanadavita said...

Lovely visitor you got.

diane said...

Lovely shot of the loser.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

The last one is showing gratitude to you Denise. Look at how she looked at your cam, if it's a she.

Arija said...

The loser is just the cutest!!!
You are so nice to give him a consolation prize.

imac said...

Great shots, also love your bird shots too.
Certainly got an eye for it.
Thanks for all your visits and kind comments.

Michele said...

Heh... definitely think that the loser is the most sweetest and cutest... great photography!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello dear Denise!
They are adorable! The last picture from the "loser"is really cute!
Many thanks for this beautiful story!
Léia

J said...

Wonderful squirrel and bird photos. It's true, the loser does look particularly adorable - perhaps he/she is thinking about life as a house squirell! ;)

mommanator said...

I missed so many wonderful pics while driving to MD, I can't believe. Wont post on them all but they sure were great!

Kay said...

Oh, I love this, Denise. I used to watch all the squirrel antics out on our patio in Illinois. It was so much fun. I didn't ever have to feed them because we had a horse chestnut tree that drew every squirrel in a 35 mile radius for a month. I remember the patter of their feet on our roof. Thank you for the gorgeous photos.

Patty said...

I don't know about your squirrels but they can eat you out of house and home. Have a wonderful Memorial Day week-end.

tricia said...

I love the vivid green against the gray of the wood in your photos. Your little critters (especially the one in last pic) look very healthy and well fed.

storyteller said...

How nifty to have your camera handy for this encounter. Thanks for sharing with us ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

fishing guy said...

Denise: Those squirrels can be very active at the bird feeder.

Mary said...

That is cute! I'd say both were winners and you were the biggest winner of all :-)