Friday, April 22, 2011

The Easter Squirrel was out Today

I saw one of Oscar's relatives on the roof today. Of course, he didn't stick around long, not with Harvey Wallbanger at the ready. 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A Brief Note from the Squirrel Sanctuary

M-L writes:

Missy is up and about and demanding her cashews again.  Oscar and Honey are AWOL. Jackie hasn't shown her face in months, but the other day a slim maple tree branch was sticking out of the entrance to the nesting box she uses, with the end covered with buds pointing into the box.

I bet the babies are enjoying the bark and new buds just like their mom did last summer/fall.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

April Showers

Rain for the past several days mean that the squirrels have been tucked into their nests, snug as bugs in a rug.
Updates and photos to come when the sun shines.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

What Cunning Little Feet

And what a feat, that those cunning little feet can hand on to a vertical wall.

Amazing little mammals!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Chipmunk and Cardinal

 What a beautiful coat! Amazing markings! Such a little manikin. And the Cardinal, can you believe that something as red and robust as this exists in nature?

Monday, April 4, 2011

New Photos of Squirrels from M-L

 Fine wildlife, all. With Spring here, squirrels and chipmunks, cardinals, blue jays and a host of other birds and whatnots are filling the squirrel sanctuary at M-L's.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Chipmunk in Sanctuary

A beautiful early spring day meant that M-L was about to enjoy the squirrels in their own habitate: 
A chipmunk has joined the sanctuary creatures.  I got some pics of the little one with a normal face and then stuffed with seeds in the cheek pouches prior to running off, only to return and repeat the procedure over again for more than 6 visits to the smorgasbord. 

I had a very pleasant surprise today as I put out the seeds and nuts. Missy came ambling up to me and wanted to be handed a cashew.  She looked relaxed and happy. I guess her babies are big enough to give her a break now and again.  She ate a few cashews slowly after gently taking them from my fingers. Then she made multiple trips taking walnut halves away from the sanctuary.  I bet she is introducing nuts to her babies. By now they should be the size of Oscar on Aug 23/10- eyes open, furred, eating solids and starting to walk and play. I really hope she lets me see them.