Through The Window

It was such a dreary day today that I felt in need of some cheering up so, this afternoon, I sat by the window with my camera and watched as four squirrels showed up to investigate the discarded Halloween pumpkins that I’d halved and filled with bird seed.

Squirrels don’t believe in sharing and jealously guard what they consider to be their own personal food supply. There was such a skirmish as they chased each other about, first one claiming the prize, then another.

Several birds arrived on the scene, drawn perhaps by curiosity and the promise of a square meal, but wisely stayed up out of harm’s way on the bird table as the squirrels dashed about in a frenzy of pre-winter gormandizing.

Squirrels can always be relied upon for some lively entertainment and today they didn’t disappoint.

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4 thoughts on “Through The Window

  1. Surprised to see you have black squirrels. They are native to Canada, but seem to be making their way further into the US. Perhaps they cross over when the lakes are frozen.

    • Me too. I was also surprised to see a black squirrel in the photo. They are nonexistent where I live. Come to think of it, this is actually the first time that I have ever seen a black squirrel. All of the squirrels here where I am are always grey. Excellent photos, thank you for sharing them with all of us.

  2. Beautiful pictures – we don’t have black squirrels at all in the UK so it’s always a treat to be reminded what they look like! With best wishes to you for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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