As I mentioned the other day, we may have witnessed signs of an early Spring. I say that, and you know – it then snows in April. Always on your toes, I say! Despite the freezing temperatures, my attention was drawn to the neighbors yard were I could hear Blue Jays cawing (for lack of a better word). Usually that means one thing – they have claimed ownership of the bird feeder and are now warning everyone nearby to shove off.
Sure enough, I look outside and see an adorable baby squirrel (who is new to the neighborhood) sitting on the fence near the feeder. Here’s a picture of the cute little guy:
Essentially – he is no dummy. He knows the birds raid the feeder, which is stock-full of peanuts. As soon as they drop one, he is going to pick it up and run! What was funny was to see those birds (especially the male) try to dive-bomb him for his efforts. The squirrel would just cling to the fence and act like he didn’t notice 🙂
Today, this one seemed the ring leader. Here, he is warning everyone to step back. So funny to witness these subtle intricacies in nature.
There were anywhere from 8-10 of these birds, swooping and diving into the yard and stealing nuts. Then, they’d swoop and dive out to bring them back to their nests, only to return…
While they were gone, other brave little birds would step in and steal a peanut when the coast was clear…
One last final goodbye…
Now I know there is a painted quality to these photographs, but I did not alter them at all. As I mentioned before, my old camera wasn’t working and we just got a new (to me) used one. As I often do, I forgot that it was not my old camera and started shooting without even looking at the settings. Come to find out, they were set quite differently.
With that being said, I have to admit that I truly do like the dreamy quality of the photographs and will proudly display them. To me, there’s something about all my mistakes with the camera that I really enjoy and I hope to make many more. You know, cause that’s just the way I am 😉
(c) Sumyanna 2017