Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Snow And Critters-February-1st And 2nd-2011

Early morning snowfall on the 1st of February. Looked almost like rain coming down. The hawk is up on a branch just waiting to catch something. A couple of squirrels went right up there and chased him away. I didn't get that on camera. They seem to be doing that a lot lately. Because they are building nests now for their babies and don't want the hawk around.

All the birds taking refuge in the bushes.

Waiting for the snow to let up a bit.

The squirrels and Cardinals. All snowy.

A male squirrel trying to grab hold of a female in the top right photo. An injured squirrel in the bottom photos. Maybe he fell out of a tree or a female bit him. But he was bleeding pretty bad for a while on his ear and the side of his head. Lots of them get hurt at this time of year. Especially because it's mating season they are chasing through the trees so fast.

A male cardinal in the falling snow. And a House Sparrow just coming in for a landing.

More birds.

A squirrel checking out the territory to see where that hawk went. The hawk is hiding up there on a branch again. This was the morning of February 2nd after we got a few more inches of snow.

Cardinals and sparrows in the bushes and a pretty little Tufted Titmouse.

This is that injured squirrel. He's healing up well.

A squirrel sitting in the bush eating a nut. And some pretty BlueJays.

The snow outside my window last night and a lonely leaf getting blown around on top of it.


Out on the prairie said...

Click on my profile, then blogs I read blogs I read, and click on Red and Peanut.You will enjoy the paintings Kelly just posted.Lovely shots, the cardinals are fun.

Kelly said...

Love that first set of squirrel photos (and of course all the photos of Red). The snow always adds so much beauty...

rainfield61 said...

I always cannot keep my eyes away from the red spots in the snow.

Ginnymo said...

Out on the Prairie. I always look at Kelly's photos and paintings. She's a very good artist for sure!!
And here she is! Hi Kelly. Thanks for stopping by. I can't get the great shots like you gals do but I do okay from my windows. Love your paintings!!
I have five pairs of Cardinals out there Rain. I love them. And am always fearful that the hawk might get one and then the other will be without a mate. I hear they mate for life.

Pat Tillett said...

I know I've said it before, but BRRR! That sure looks cold! The squirrels around seem to be fighting a losing battle against the local hawks. Too bad...