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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Black, White, Grey, a Bit of Colour and Bird Sticks

If you have kept an eye on the Great Horned Owl cam from my previous post, you will know that both eggs have hatched.  The first egg was laid on Jan 1, and the second, three days later... Just like the magic of nature, the first egg hatched on Feb 3 and the second...three days later :)  They are adorable looking little creatures fluffed out with natal feathers...

Although we have no snow, my world seems to be populated by black, white and grey things. 

Quigley, the grey squirrel, was checking to see if he had successfully chased two black squirrels out of the back yard.


Yes, he had, because one of them was in the front enjoying some bird food ~


A large dog being taken for a walk across the road ~


Happy to see my friendly NeighBaas still keeping each other company :)


But the biggest excitement was noticing more black and white in the adjoining field...


I will try and take some better photos of the black lamb with the white tail... The fuzzy part at the bottom of the photo is the top of the fence.  

A bit of colour added to black and white markings was seen on a Spotted Towhee that frequents the front yard.  If the light is right, his bright red eyes are rather striking! 


Oh..and just so you know what else Quigley has been up to, other than chasing about ... He has very kindly gathered some bird sticks together because he knows that Spring is on its way .... if you don't believe me, I have proof ~


 


(and a vivid imagination :))









15 comments:

  1. And a flair for Photoshop. Still.. those last two images are wonderful. Cute little lamb, too. And you didn't need to point out the top of the fence.. I hadn't even noticed until you did. :P :)

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    1. Thanks Hilary ~ Fun to add some creative play with the animals that visit me ;)

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    1. Thanks, JoAnn ~ glad you enjoyed it.

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  3. What a clever squirrel and a clever Glo.

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    1. Thanks Adrian... I think the squirrel and I are both nuts ;)

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  4. A most enjoyable post and lovely photos. I've enjoyed looking at the owl cam. I've never seen any black squirrels although we do get here occasionally. Is that the dog that you showed in the back of the pickup. Flighty xx

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    1. Thanks Flighty ~ the owl cam can be a bit addictive if kept on in the background, as there are many squeaks and chirps. No, that is a totally different dog than the one that lives across the street. There are quite a few large dogs that go for walks around here, but they aren't yappy, which is a bonus!

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  5. What a delightful post, I did enjoy it and looked at those lovely pics several times! How adorable is that lamb...and what a great friendship those neighbaars of yours have!!!
    Your squirrels are gorgeous, I've never seen a black one before!!! How cute....lol....and as for those bird sticks....AMAZING!xxx

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    1. Thanks Snowbird! Yes, a cute lamb, isn't he? Now when I visit the NeighBaas I can be on the lookout for the lamb as well. The black squirrels are taking over, not a particular good thing according to some! Quigley is an amazing character and so helpful to other wildlife around here ;)

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    1. Thanks Susan ~ always happy to bring a smile :)

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  7. I like seeing the creatures we don't have here in the UK such as the Spotted Towhee bird in this post. It looks quite Springlike with the catkins out. You've have some fun with your photo editing - I had to look twice at the last ones (ha ha) :)

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  8. What a fun post... Last year I got rather hooked on following these birds (when I should have been working ).
    http://www.derby.gov.uk/apps/peregrines/

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  9. Fun fun fun! I love seeing Quigley at work. What a tidy soul he is. Those Neighbaas always make me smile, such good friends.

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