Thursday, October 25, 2018

Other Stations and Critters

There has been a birdhouse attached to a fence post for decades now. It is unused except for that one winter when we had a glorious time with the chickadees. Just the roof though.

Heather put some peanut butter on the roof, which became just another attractant for the jays.

But not just the jays. There are two sparrows and one junco in the next image.

Cottage country is red squirrel country. Reds are smaller than the grays and blacks of our more southerly urban areas. They are quicker of foot, quite feisty, and don't mind scolding two-legged animals when they are not amused with us.

Here one is riding the bike, or so I like to think.

There was also a visit from a chipmunk.

I did see two deer over the week but didn't get a shot. But I did manage to photograph this little fellow.

I guess that about does it for wildlife. Now what?

Well, here's what ... sort of. I mentioned the winter of the chickadees up above and found this post from 10 years ago. You can see that we had some close and wonderful encounters including one eating on the top of my head: .


Marie Smith said...

You had a week of wildlife interaction and time with family. Perfect!

William Kendall said...

The snake must be spending most of the day now in the den. It won't be long before they're gone until spring.

I saw one of those red squirrels during my visit to the Gatineau Hills.

Country Gal said...

The birds do love their peanut butter here to , Lovely photos . Never had the red squirrels down this way wish we did I like them they are cute! Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend .

Tabor said...

I Really like those birdhouse photos. They are frameable!

Jenny Woolf said...

My goodness, that Jay is a lot prettier than the jays we get here. They do have a flash of blue but our birds tend to be rather plain. I liked all your pictures here, and admire your patience in obtaining them. When I try to photograph wild creatures they rarely oblige by sitting still!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Never been able to get a chipmunk photo and never wanted to get one of any snake.

Mage said...

Simply flat out splendid stuff. :)

Jenn Jilks said...

I love the snake, best!!!

Ruth said...

I do love the Blue Jay and sparrow photos. The bird house is very rustic and interesting. I join the birds and squirrels in thinking PB is one of the best foods in the world.