Saturday, December 31, 2011

December 30, 2011-More Critters And Birds

I'm worried about this young squirrel because it is losing it's fur. It won't make it through the cold winter probably.

This squirrel was just sitting there in the bush and then came down to beg. They look so cute when they do that.

I still have this rat around. It must have dug itself a deep hole for the winter. It comes out of the same spot all the time now. I'm wondering how many more there will be in the spring. unless I give him a poison ball to take back to his den. I'm so used to him now that I hate doing it but I know what I'm in for if I don't. It's something I have to think about. But for now he's free. I don't have to worry about him killing any chipmunks. They are in their dens now for a couple months maybe, unless it gets real warm.

More Mourning Doves.

The sky near sunset.

The sun going down

Thursday, December 29, 2011

December 29, 2011-Birds-Squirrels, Snow!

We finally got some snow on the 28th. It wasn't much but it looked pretty coming down. It was real windy and cold. After having temperatures in the 40's for so long it was tough for some people. It snowed all day but we only ended up with about an inch.

The squirrels had to get used to the cold too but it didn't stop them. Never does.

I'm not seeing any cardinals around. And only a couple Bluejays. This jay was cold and just sitting there in the bush trying to keep warm. Got lots of Juncos around and House sparrows. That one squirrel on the bottom right is going to have a tough time staying warm this winter. His fur is thin. not sure why. He's a young one too.

The Crows are still gathering at dusk and then heading West for the night to roost.

This is all the snow we got on the day before. This is the morning of the 29th with the sun peeking through the woods. But it was only 9 degrees out there and only got up to 20 today.

A couple squirrels were chasing each other up in that tree.

Here one is sitting, watching something off in the distance. Probably a cat. They wouldn't come down for about a half hour.

A Junco and a House Sparrow.

The sky at sundown. I like the pretty colors.

And this was the moon tonight through some haze.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

December 10, 2011-A Few Critter Pics

This young squirrel sure is chubby. I like the way he's looking back at me.

We only got a dusting of snow the morning of the 8th. It melted fast though.

This little guy is still running around out there every day. The rat chases him but he always manages to run faster. So far.

Crows heading West in the evening. They do that every night. In the mornings they come back. I still don't know where they go.

Sunset on the 8th and the moon at 2:30 in the morning on the 9th. I got up at that time and looked out the window and saw it there so I took a picture through the glass. I didn't want to open the window. It came out okay. But the full moon is tonight, the 10th. Not sure if I'll get a picture of it. It's too cold to be opening the window to get clear shots. Going down in the low 20's tonight. Brrrr!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Critters From December 4, 2011

This one rat seems to be the only one left out there for now. I'm going to call him Oscar. He is funny and cute to watch. Except for when he tries to catch the chipmunk or act like he's trying to find a way inside this building.. I'll leave him alone for now.

This is the only chipmunk that is out there also. I hope he's careful. I do worry about the rat getting him. It's a good thing he has that grate to run down into. The rat tries to get in there but can't.

I don't like to see the chipmunk running through the walls. It's supposed to get much colder this week so maybe he will disappear into his den for a while.

Just some sky scenery after the sun went down.

And the moon through the branches again.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

December 3, 2011-Deer-Jet-Squirrels And The Moon

Katie wanted to see how the deer would look as a penciled sketch so here it is Katie.

The Doe was out there with her two, almost grown up, kids. The male one looks as if he might be starting to grow antlers. Wish I had gotten more pics but they moved too fast and didn't stay because I hadn't thrown any apples or nuts up there. I don't throw anything up there right now because of the rats. I'm still seeing one rat so there might still be a family of them around somewhere.

Just a jet going past. I wonder why on some days the jets go by and their vapor trail goes away fast and on other days they stay forever and widen up so much. Do any of you believe in those Contrail stories or Chemtrails?? I've seen them a lot here on some days. The planes will go back and forth in all different ways and leave huge trails behind them that seem to just float to the ground. When I see those I never want to be outdoors. Just in case.. You never know what the government might be up to.

A squirrel dangling upside down in the bush and two more sitting up in the trees. A picture of the back woods and a pumpkin that someone put back there. Frost is on the ground also.

And this is the moon tonight. I tried to get a photo through the branches at first and that's how the first pic came out. And it was through the window. So I opened the window and got some good shots of it. I love how you can see all the craters in it.