Seen Along the Trail

Photos taken on my daily walks

Posts from the ‘squirrel’ category

Summer is here for sure!

It was good to get back to the park for a photo walk this morning. I hadn’t been there in a while, and it is amazing to see the changes as we slide from spring into “seriously-it’s-summer!” Despite our lack of rain, the grass and trees in the park are still green and beautiful, but today’s weather, a sunny 90 degrees, made me happy to retreat to my little home office where I turned the AC on high and sank into my chair. As much as I enjoy the time I spend outdoors, when it’s hot and humid like this, I’m grateful for a cool place indoors and the time spent processing and posting my pictures. I didn’t take a lot of photos, but I brought home a few that made me happy, and that’s what I am sharing with you today. (Click on any picture to see a larger version.)

The first chipmunk was enjoying his breakfast and having a swing at the same time. The squirrels like the feeding tray too. The curious one checking out the food supply is one of our regular visitors. It is comical to watch them climb in, hunch down, and munch away at the birdseed. I don’t know who eats more, the birds or the “rodents.” The other pictures are from my morning photo walk in our neighborhood park. Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you enjoyed the fruits of my walk.

Carolyn aka Skip

Backyard birds and a squirrel

Our backyard feeding station has become increasingly popular with the Baltimore oriole couple who have moved into the neighborhood. It is such a joy to see their brilliant orange plumage flashing from tree to tree and landing occasionally on the feeding station we set out just for them. It’s quite the pricey addition to our “aviary”, but as we are getting a lot of delight from watching the orioles, I’m not going to complain about the cost of feeding them. The other visitor to our feeding area today is an old friend, one of the many squirrels that enjoy the challenge of stealing a meal out of our “squirrel proof” bird feeders. Is there such a thing as squirrel proof? I don’t think so!

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Thanks for stopping by to share this beautiful spring day with me. I hope to see you soon.

~ Carolyn aka Skip