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    February
    18
    2009

    squirrel photo portrait Leanne Wildermuth
    In a burst of spring fever (Catybug DID see a robin yesterday), I filled my feeders. I admit, I was lax over the fall and winter months. We put food out occasionally but not religiously as we usually do. Sparrows can empty a feeder in a day – so I made sure to put up more black sunflower and safflower than mixed seed. So far, the feeders have lasted a little over a week.

    I wondered how long it would take before word got out that the food was back. Within 10 minutes, we had a pair of nuthatches. Within a day or two, the Cardinals were back. The red bellied woodpecker – then the downy woodpeckers. Yesterday, we had chickadees, finches and – of course – squirrels.

    I’ve missed seeing and hearing all of these beautiful creatures around my studio windows! I photographed this squirrel through my studio window. Still pretty timid – they’ll get used to me and my camera before long.

    What choice do they have?

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    {8 Comments}

    1
    Renee said,

    what choice indeed. Your feeder isn’t really free, they just have to strike a pose to eat. I think it’s a pretty good deal.

    2.18.2009 @ 9:25 am
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    June said,

    He’s too cute! :love:

    2.18.2009 @ 9:33 am
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    YellowRose said,

    Awww, and how sweet he was to strike a pose for you! I am so ready for warm weather, birds, flowers, ………

    2.18.2009 @ 9:40 am
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    Karen said,

    Well, this little guy definitely made me smile!……….It ‘s truly one of the most adorable squirrel photos that I have seen.

    2.18.2009 @ 11:42 am
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    Da Goddess said,

    He’s freakin’ adorable! Just the way those little hands/paws are and that sweet face… I just wanna smooch him. And I don’t normally say that about squirrels.

    2.18.2009 @ 11:33 pm
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    Nicky Bird said,

    Arrggghhh! the dreaded Tree Rat!!! I always have to laugh when the DH is running round the garden waving his arms and shouting at the tree rats eating the bird seed, they take about as much notice of him as I do :giggle:

    2.19.2009 @ 2:48 am
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    Deni said,

    Awww, he is so adorable! :love:

    2.19.2009 @ 11:28 pm
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    Clara said,

    Yes, I do miss you. Not the squirrel, I have enough of those in my own yard. They are fun, but my goofy dog chases them off. Hope all is well. Hugs to you and yours.

    2.20.2009 @ 8:49 pm

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